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Item title: Map no 1852 of New Britain and the Dampier Strait
Title (romaji): Kaizu dai 1852 gô, Dampieru Kaikyo/Nyû Buriten fukin
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500073/3)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: ATIS material registered as B documents
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 1/2/500073/3
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500073/3
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 3 sheets, hand-drawn map in black ink
Access: Open subject to condition
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Map
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 21/09/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
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Names: GOTÔ, Kazuo
Languages: Japanese
Area:New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Vitiaz Strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Bismarck Sea]
Umboi Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Bismarck Sea, Vitiaz Strait]
Finschhafen Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula]
Madang [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Wewak–Madang Area]
Content: This item is a detailed tracing of a map of the western end of New Britain, the Dampier Strait and the Finschhafen area. The map has been torn into quarters, of which the south-west quarter (showing the Huon Peninsula and Finschhafen area) has been lost. Geographical details such as towns, mountains, rivers and reefs are clearly marked, with some locations marked in red ink, and distances are shown in nautical miles. The south-east quarter of the map is signed and dated by a GOTÔ Kazuo. It was probably captured at Madang in 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Map no 1852 of New Britain and the Dampier Strait
ATIS number: 500073
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: GOTÔ, Kazuo
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Last modified:03/05/2009 10:06:48 AM
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