ANGAU rehabilitation Bougainville

Accession Number F01247
Collection type Film
Measurement 17 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Unknown
Place made Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville
Date made 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


From Australian New Guinea Adminstrative Unit War Diaries and other records it is assumed that the film covers the general rehabilitation of Bougainvillean people as territory previously held by the Japanese was re-occupied. Scenes include the clearing of land for rebuilding of local villages and gardens, air-dropping of food and medical supplies for ANGAU and the general population, and medical care of local people. There are also scenes of ground and air attacks on enemy positions, arming aircraft and leaflet dropping.

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