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Item title: Status of Allied civilians on New Georgia and other occupied islands; Japanese port improvements in New Guinea
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/13)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS research reports
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 12/13
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-32
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 15 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 5/8/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Names: Page; Talmadge
Languages: English
Area:Bismarck Archipelago [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Kokopo [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report on Australian coastwatchers mentioned in captured documents, the status of Allied civilians in Japanese occupied territory and the development of port facilities in New Guinea. The enquiry was received on 5 August 1943 and an answer despatched on 16 August 1943. The report contains a brief outline of the capture of two Australian coastwatchers Page and Talmadge, an account of the treatment and movement of civilians in Rabaul and Buna, and instructions for the treatment of Allied prisoners of war. It also contains information on the capture and execution of New Guinean and Allied prisoners of war in the Buna area in 1942. The third part of the report deals with the construction and capacity of port facilities in New Britain, particularly Rabaul and Kokopo. It contains information on loading facilities, the location of food dumps, water supply, the construction of new piers, warehouses and fuel dumps.
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