Japanese prisoners at Torokina

Accession Number F07350
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 8 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Scale, Clement Stewart
Place made Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Central Bougainville, Torokina
Date made 23 September 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


The Japanese garrison on Nauru Island was transferred by sea to a special compound at Torokina. Daily inspection of compound was carried out by SX1442 Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Ronald Matthews, 9 Australian Infantry Battalion, War Compound Commandant, and his officers. Special attention was made to inspection of the Japanese cook's hands and nails for cleanliness. 16572 Lance Corporal William John King, 9 Australian Infantry Battalion, on guard with a Vickers Machine gun on one of the control towers.

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