Native festival at Finschhafen

Accession Number F07098
Collection type Film
Measurement 4 min 57 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker McKechnie, Frank
Place made New Guinea1: Huon Peninsula, Finschhafen, Finschhafen area
Date made 26 March 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


To celebrate the liberation of the Huon Peninsula, natives on the North Coast of New Guinea held the biggest sing sing ever convened in this area. They prepared for it for days and then danced and sung for hours until they were near exhaustion.

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