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Item title: Map of Dutch New Guinea
Title (romaji): Ranryô Nyûginea no chizu
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500072)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: ATIS material registered as B documents
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 1/2/500072
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500072
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 page, map printed in blue, black and red ink
Access: Open subject to condition
Item type: Published, Official
Category: Map
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): ?/04/1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Cartography Department
Head Office
Languages: Japanese
Area:Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Boo Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya), Seram Sea]
Noemfoor Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Asia Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Papisoi [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Madang [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Wewak–Madang Area]
Content: This item is a 1942 Japanese reproduction of a map of western Dutch New Guinea, or Irian Jaya, with a scale of 1:300. It gives detailed coverage of an area extending from the Boo Islands in the east, to Noemfoor Island in the west, and from the Asia Islands in the Pacific Ocean in the north, to Papisoi in the south. All place names on the map are given in their Dutch variants, suggesting that this map was originally obtained from the Dutch colonial administration of what is now Irian Jaya. It was captured at Madang, probably in 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Map of Dutch New Guinea
ATIS number: 500072
Item status: Original document
Item type: Published, Official
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: Cartography Department
Head Office
Japanese unit names (romaji):Rikuchi Sokuryôbu Sanbô Honbu
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Madang
Date of acquisition:
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