Taurama Barracks Photo Gallery

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1 PIR Highland Band Feb 68

1 PIR Trooping the Colours – Feb 68

1 PIR Trooping the Colours Feb 68

1 PIR Drummers during Trooping the Colours

1 PIR Band during Trooping the Colours Feb 68

PIR memorial at Australian War Memorial

Taurama Barracks

Battalion HQ 1PIR - 1968

Parade for a US officer(?) (see comment below), John Harris at left end of front line - 1966-67

Housing provided for lucky married chalkies at Taurama

Battalion Orderly Sergeant Bob Foster and swimmer Sgt. Bob Green - 1968

Sgt Ian Hodder (left) and Capt John Finn (Murray Bks) 2nd from right at Bomana War Cemetery - Nov 1967

Rugby match with Sgts. Alan Day and Norm Hunter 1966-67

Rugby team showing Sgts. Alan Day and Norm Hunter among others 1966-67

L-R —–, Norm Hunter, Phil Parker, Bruce Boxall, John Gibson, ———-,(reclining) Bob Green, Roger Howard at Crystal Rapids 1967-68

Sgts Robert (Bob) Foster and Denis O’Rourke of Taurama Bks at a village near Goroka - 1967

Classroom

Classroom

Last of the tent accommodation coming down

Last of the tent accommodation coming down

Old dormitory block

Old dormitory block

Painting and arrows presented to Sgts Mess before 1967 Chalkies left PIR  Norm Hunter gave speech

Painting and arrows presented to Sgts Mess before 1967 Chalkies left PIR Norm Hunter gave speech

Dining in night in Sgts Mess

Dining in night in Sgts Mess

Wasbois  at Taurama

Wasbois at Taurama

A night to celebrate your District at Taurama (1967)

A night to celebrate your District at Taurama (1967)

Taurama Barracks church

Taurama Barracks church

1PIR Plaque

4 thoughts on “Taurama Barracks Photo Gallery

  1. Gday everyone. Looking at the ‘Married Quarters’ looks like ‘Mendhi Cresent’. I was born in ‘Moresby General Hospital in ’67 and then lived in Popendetta till 1969.
    We moved to Taurama in 1974 and lived at 51 Mendhi Cresent till 1978. I recall watching members of 1PIR doing all manner of drills on the paddock behind the house.
    Parents were Ross(Tex) and Bronwyn Phillips. Very close family friend,(Uncle) Paul Brown, whom served with 1PIR and now lives near Deception Bay,Queensland. Great photos. Makes me miss Moresby. Thanks for shareing.

  2. The photo of the headquarters is back to front. The gable covers the CO’s office and it is on the right as you look at it’

    • Dick,
      Your comment has prompted me to revisit my stack of old Kodak Slides from my PNG days. I feared that I may have reversed the image as you stated. The image as posted is, in fact, correct. I have taken the photo as I walked up from the Sergeants’ Mess so the 2IC’s office is on the left and in the picture. If you walked down from the Officers’ Mess, then the OC’s office would be on the right of the building as you have stated. However this portion of the building is not in this picture. From memory the building lay-out formed a ‘H’ design. As pay sergeant for several brief periods, I recall that the pay office was in the back section behind the OC’s office on the right, out of view to those ascending the stairs. The RSM and Adjutant occupied the 2 rooms facing the stairs, this being the crossbar to the ‘H’ design. Old photos of this wonderful building with its flora in abundance would be like ‘gold’ to those who once served there. Thanks for the reminder!
      Terry

  3. The officer in the parade is not the administrator, who was David Hay (67-75). He’s wearing a US army officers’ field cap. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. passed via Moresby in 1970, going back to the US from Clark AFB. That’s obviously not him, though. Wearing tropical shorts, so Guam or Philippines.

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