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This gallery will show photos of Papua New Guinea and its people taken between 1966 and 1973 as seen through the lenses of National Service soldiers serving in PNG. It also shows other photos of interest in other pre-independence periods
Educational Corps prior to the National Service era
Rabaul and surrounding volcanoes including the harbour which was a flooded caldera as they were in 1967. In 1994, Rabaul was partly destroyed, mainly from thick ash which still covers sections of the town. The harbour remains as beautiful and functional as before. The administration capital has moved to nearby Kokopo.
Rabaul volcanic eruption taken by a pilot mate of Dan Winkel in September 1994. Flattened the airport and some light aircraft. Emergency airport built through a plantation out on the Gazelle Peninsular. The place was covered with over 2m of ash and pumice. East New Britain capital moved from Rabaul to Kokopo.