Martin Forbes Photo Gallery

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This gallery will show photos taken by Sgt. Martin Forbes while he was stationed at Moem Barrack, Wewak as the didiman in 1973.
The Highlands
Highlands man

Highlands man

Highlands village in 1973

Highlands village in 1973

Hagen Haus in 1973

Hagen Haus in 1973

Highland girls with Mt Hagen in the background

Highland girls with Mt Hagen in the background

Mendi in 1973

Mendi in 1973

Mendi airfield

Mendi airfield

Mendi Power Station

Mendi Power Station

Mendi

Mendi, capital of Southern Highlands Province

Mt Hagen Show

Mt Hagen Show

Mt Hagen Show

Mt Hagen Show

Telefomin War Club

Telefomin War Club

Some islands of Papua New Guinea
Bam Island

Bam Island

Bam Island

Bam Island

Bismark Sea Boat

Bismark Sea Boat

sd mission island

sd mission island

Finchaven

Finchaven

jps, Martin Forbes, rmg in a Ninigo boat

jps, Martin Forbes, rmg in a Ninigo boat

Kath Margrain on KiaKia

Kath Margrain on KiaKia

KiaKia near Manam

KiaKia near Manam

KiaKia in Madang

KiaKia in Madang

Lakatoi in Niningo Lagoon

Lakatoi in Niningo Lagoon

Madang Coastwatchers Memorial

Madang Coastwatchers Memorial

Manam volcano

Manam volcano

Manam volcano

Manam volcano

on KiaKia

Martin Forbes and  FF on KiaKia

Martin Forbes and FF on KiaKia

Martin Forbes on lilo at Ninigo

Martin Forbes on lilo at Ninigo

Muschu Beach

Muschu Beach

Muschu Island

Muschu Island

Ninigo Atoll

Ninigo Atoll

Ninigo Atoll

Ninigo Atoll

Ninigo Atoll

Ninigo Atoll

Ninigo canoes

Ninigo canoes

Ninigo from KiaKia

Ninigo from KiaKia

Ninigo Lakatoi

Ninigo Lakatoi

Ninigo Lakatoi

Ninigo Lakatoi

Ninigo people

Ninigo people

Ninigo sunset

Ninigo sunset

Nipa Palm, Muschu

Nipa Palm, Muschu

Lae and Markham
Lae Airstrip, 1972

Lae Airstrip, 1972

Lae Botanical Gardens

Lae Botanical Gardens

Lae Botanical Gardens

Lae Botanical Gardens

Lae Market, 1972

Lae Market, 1972

Lae orchid

Lae orchid

Lae War Cemetery

Lae War Cemetery

Markham River Bridge

Markham River Bridge

Markham River Bridge

Markham River Bridge

Markham River

Markham River

Markham Village

Markham Village

Nadzab

Nadzab

Maprik, Sepik and Torrecellis

Ambunti Haus Tamberan

Ambunti Haus Tamberan

Angoram haus tambaran

Angoram Haus Tambaran

Angoram

Angoram

Chambri Lakes Carvings

Chambri Lakes Carvings

Dreikikir, 1996

Dreikikir, 1996

Duckpond

Duckpond

Haus Tamboran under construction

Haus Tamboran under construction

Haus Tamberan, Torricellis 1973

Haus Tamberan, Torricellis 1973

lower Sepik River, 1972

lower Sepik River, 1972

Maprik Haus Sik, 1972

Maprik Haus Sik, 1972

Maprik Haus Tamgeran,  1972

Maprik Haus Tamgeran, 1972

Maprik HausTamberan Interior

Maprik HausTamberan Interior

Maprik pub, 1973

Maprik pub, 1973

Sepik River, 1972

Sepik River, 1972

Sepik River at Pagwi

Sepik River at Pagwi

Sepik River canoe, 1973

Sepik River canoe, 1973

Sepik River canoes and people, 1972

Sepik River canoes and people, 1972

Sepik canoes and people, 1972

Sepik canoes and people, 1972

Sepik River near Ambunti

Sepik River near Ambunti

Sepik plains observation tower

Sepik plains observation tower

Sepik River, 1972

Sepik River, 1972

Sepik River, 1972

Sepik River, 1972

Sepik River, 1972

Sepik River, 1972

Sepik Village in Flood

Sepik Village in Flood

Telefomin Airstrip

Telefomin Airstrip

Telefomin Airstrip

Telefomin Airstrip

Telefomin Man and Family, 1973

Telefomin Man and Family, 1973

Telefomin memorial

Telefomin memorial

Telefomin, 1968

Telefomin, 1968

Moem Barracks
2PIR duckpond and farm

2PIR duckpond and farm

Wewak farm workers

Wewak farm workers

2PIR Education Section

2PIR Education Section

2PIR Education Section

2PIR Education Section

2PIR Married Quarters

2PIR Married Quarters

2PIR Pipe Band

2PIR Pipe Band

2PIR RSM List - 2007

2PIR RSM List – 2007

2PIR Sergeants Mess - 2007

2PIR Sergeants Mess – 2007

HQ 2RPIR - 2007

HQ 2RPIR – 2007

Moem Barracks Entry 2007

Moem Barracks Entry 2007

Moem Barracks Sergeants Mess 2007

Moem Barracks Sergeants Mess 2007

Beach west of Port Moresby, 1974

Beach west of Port Moresby, 1974

Bob Tozer, Port Moresby, 1974

Bob Tozer, Port Moresby, 1974

Bomana War Cemetery, 1975

Bomana War Cemetery, 1975

Bomana War Cemetery, 1975

Bomana War Cemetery, 1975

Goldie River chook house

Goldie River chook house

Goldie Farm, 1974

Goldie Farm, 1974

Hubert Murray Stadium, 1975

Hubert Murray Stadium, 1975

Kokoda Track start, 1975

Kokoda Track start, 1975

Macdonalds Corner, 1975

Macdonalds Corner, 1975

Port Moresby Harbour and pyromania, 1975

Port Moresby Harbour and pyromania, 1975

Port Moresby harbour, 1975

Port Moresby harbour, 1975

Port Moresby Sing Sing, 1974

Port Moresby Sing Sing, 1974

Port Moresby Sing Sing, 1974

Port Moresby Sing Sing, 1974

Port Moresby Sing Sing, 1974

Port Moresby Sing Sing, 1974

Port Moresby Sing Sing, 1974

Port Moresby Sing Sing, 1974

Port Moresby Sing Sing, 1974

Port Moresby Sing Sing, 1974

Port Moresby squatters, 1975

Port Moresby squatters, 1975

Owen Stanley Ranges, 1974

Owen Stanley Ranges, 1974

Rouna Falls,1974

Rouna Falls,1974

Sogeri rubber, 1975

Sogeri rubber, 1975

Telefomin
Telefomin Airstrip

Telefomin Airstrip

Telefomin Airstrip

Telefomin Airstrip

Telefomin family

Telefomin family

Telefomin man

Telefomin man

Telefomin memorial

Telefomin memorial

Telefomin shield

Telefomin shield

Telefomin in 1968

Telefomin in 1968

Vanimo
Cassowary at  Vanimo, 1972

Cassowary at Vanimo, 1972

PNG Border with Indonesia

PNG Border with Indonesia

Soldiers in Truck, Vanimo

Soldiers in Truck, Vanimo

Vanimo Athletics, 1972

Vanimo Athletics, 1972

clearfelling, 1972

clearfelling, 1972

Vanimo HausTamberan

Vanimo HausTamberan

Vanimo Market

Vanimo Market

Vanimo teak plantation

Vanimo teak plantation

Vanimo, 1972

Vanimo, 1972

Vanimo, 1973

Vanimo, 1973

Village near Vanimo

Village near Vanimo

Wutung village  - PNG Border

Wutung village – PNG Border

Wewak
Boram, 1996

Boram, 1996

But airfield, 1973

But airfield, 1973

But Airfield

But Airfield

Cape Wom plaque

Cape Wom plaque

Cape Wom on a Sunday

Cape Wom on a Sunday

Cape Wom Memorial

Cape Wom Memorial

Cape Wom Point

Cape Wom Point

Cape Wom from the air

Cape Wom from the air

Cape Wom Memorial, 1973

Cape Wom Memorial, 1973

Dagua Beach

Dagua Beach

Jap Memorial, Mission Hill

Jap Memorial, Mission Hill

Japs guns at  Wom, 1973

Japs guns at Wom, 1973

Kreer Market, 1973

Kreer Market, 1973

Lakatoi Carver, 1972

Lakatoi Carver, 1972

Vokeo, 1973

Vokeo, 1973

Wewak Hospital Haus Win

Wewak Hospital Haus Win

Wewak Market

Wewak Market

Wewak Market

Wewak Market

Wewak Market

Wewak Market

Wewak Nurses

Wewak Nurses

Wewak Main Street, 1963

Wewak Main Street, 1963

Wewak Main Street, 1972

Wewak Main Street, 1972

Wewak Point

Wewak Point

2 thoughts on “Martin Forbes Photo Gallery

  1. Martin, came across your photos by accident. A great collection and makes me wonder why I never carried a camera in my years in PNG. I am writing my story of early days as a helicopter pilot in PNG initially with Helicopter Utilities and the Crowly Airways. My first tour with Crowleys was at Tifalmin. There was amissionary station I think west of Tifalmin and a missionary nun whose first name was Betty. Any clues?
    Roger Colclough

  2. Dear Martin Thank you for putting so many photos on line….I am particularly interested in the picture of the PIR pipe band as a Warapu man I knew when we were working in PNG as teachers was band leader for a period…I am wondering if you know if the man leading the band in this photo is named JAMES (can’t recall his surname) or if not can you identify the band leader…..thanks Helen

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