Port Moresby and Surrounds Home Photo Gallery Historic PNG Port Moresby and Surrounds Clicking on a photo will display a full sized image of the photo in a new window. 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 Port Moresby Port Moresby from Caribou – Aug 67 Boroko to Koki – 1967 Boroko from the air – 1967 Port Moresby wharves – 1967 Port Moresby from Iduabada Hill behind the school – 1971 Port Moresby – 1967 Boroko with Murray Barracks – 1967 Coast Road, Port Moresby – 1968 Port Moresby Harbour – 1967 Port Moresby Harbour – 1967 Port Moresby – 1967 Ela Beach from Paga Point – 1967 Idlers Bay – 1968 House of Assembly, Port Moresby – 1968 Policeman directing traffic, Port Moresby – 1968 Port Moresby street – 1968 Native market – Koki near Port Moresby – 1967 Koki market at Port Moresby – 1971 Fishing vessels, Koki – 1968 Road to Rigo – 1967 Kunai grass – 1968 At Administrator’s Residence – 1968 Fishermans Island with surrounding reef – 1967 Native settlement on Fishermans Island – 1967 Swamps near Port Moresby – 1967 Gun emplacement, Port Moresby – 1968 Gun Emplacement, Port Moresby – 1968 Gun Emplacement with Sgts. Brian Davies and Jim Wells Hanuabada and Port Moresby Harbour – 1967 Villages near Port Moresby – 1967 Village, Port Moresby – 1967 Wanigela settlement at Koki – 1967 Hanuabada village with Port Moresby in Background – 1967 Hanuabada village, Port Moresby – 1968 Tubusereia village, 30 kilometres east of Port Moresby, 1967 Tubusereia village, 30 kilometres east of Port Moresby, 1967 Tubusereia village, 30 kilometres east of Port Moresby, 1967 Tubusereia village, 30 kilometres east of Port Moresby, 1967 Children playing between house, Hanuabada – 1968 Kokoda monument, Port Moresby – 1968 Graves – Bomona War Cemetry – June 67 Grave of Pte. Kingsbury VC – June 67 Bomona War Cemetry – June 67 Bomona War Cemetry – June 67 Hombroms Bluff – 1968 From Hombrums Bluff toward Port Moresby – 1968 Roana Falls – 1968 Monument, Sogeri – 1968 Owers Corner, Kokoda Track – 1968 Kokoda Track – 1968 Oberi, Kokoda Track – 1968 Mekeo tribesman in typical dress, Port Moresby – 1968 Mekeo tribesman in ceremonial dress, Port Moresby – 1968 Iduabada Tech boys in traditional garb for a performance at the Moresby Show – 1971 Share your love admin Articles: 121 Previous Post Nasho Gone Bad Next Post Photo Gallery of a Taurama Barracks Chalkie
I lived in 39 Wau Ave Murray Barracks from 1967 to 1969. Our paths must have crossed. I have a few photos. And memories, happy to share
Thanks Elaine, it would be fantastic to see any images you have – i am particularly keen to see any images of the Murray Barracks army houses, the Primary School, the barracks swimming pool and the views from the ‘hill’ overlooking the harbours… My Father was going to replace Roger Jackson as CO, however Roger stayed on as we were shipped back to Melbourne where my sister required medical specialists… if it’s easier for you to contact me, you could try my work email firstname.lastname@example.org
i look forward to hearing from you Elaine
What a great collection of photographs and memories. A fascinating time almost forgotten in history, just before PNG independence… I was a 7 year old son of Captain John F. Williams who served in Murray Barracks for just under a year.
We returned to Australia with some great memories, but minimal photo’s!! In particular i was interested in knowing if anyone had pictures of ‘daily life’ at the time – i.e.: married quarters at murray barracks, houseboys, vegetation – trees, gardens, etc and any social activity… Dad used to involve us in movie nights – and sing-sings… I’m currently trying to write a book about our time there and any help to bring a little more reality to the images i have in my mind would be fantastic!
Photo No. 32 Captioned Tatana Village 1967 is actually of the Wanigela settlement at Koki. The Market is on the left just out of picture. There are no photos of Tatana in this collection.
Great photos and great memories.
Thought so, because I lived in Tatana, and the closest photo to Tatana, would have to be the one titled “Hanuabada village with Port Moresby in Background – 1967” ….. bUt that is a reverse shot IF it were Tatana with background of POM… as the village would have to be on the RIGHT of the shot towards POM.., in any case, the CAUSEWAY to Baruni Village is not included.
great pictures I was in pom 70/72
Nice Pics….the 4 sepia looking ones captioned Hanuabada 1967 are actually of Tubusereia village, 30 kilometers east of Port Moresby.
Its difficult to get all details correct after 40 years
The picture titled “Hanuabada village – 1967” is actually Tatana (an island past Hanuabada on the way to Iduabada)
Great pics thank you
Hi Bob, just love your shots! I was first here back in 74 as a kid working in Moresby. I came back as an Advisor to Police in 2003 from the Territory and I’ve never gone back! I live out at 16 Mile on the Laloki River just past the former field hospital which was turned into Hugo Cannery (Ox & Palm bully beef production).
I’m just about to take over the leases which make up Hombrums Bluff and I would really like to know more about the place, especially if you know any military history of the area or further shots?
Ahhh… the last 2 pix (Mekeo and Iduabada) sends me back a way… I had a PMV (21 passenger carrying truck) that I drove from Port Moresby to bereina regularly 1 day there, next day back… as the roads were terrible in 1973, still being little more than the old Wartime Jeep track extended a bit with a few bridges added… until we hit the main river into Bereina itself, where the Mekeo people’s villages were centred from. In those days, we had to go around the edge of the hill jutting out towards Yule Island, to get to Iesubeipua village which was fairly close to the line-barge where we could cross the St Josephs River to enter Bereina town. The Mekeo people were my best passengers, and those people would rather pay me extra fare, than allow space for 1 Goilala! – the almost pygmy Goilala were considered unfair fighters, as they would use razor-sharp axes instead of fists.