Presentation of coloured portraits of King George VI to native tribes, New Guinea

Accession Number F07412
Collection type Film
Measurement 46 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35 mm/b&w/silent
Maker Scale, Clement Stewart
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae
Date made 14 February 1946
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

At District HQ, Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU), Lae, on 14 February 1946, VX285 Major General Basil Moorhouse Morris DSO, General Officer Commanding ANGAU, presented to the head men of twelve villages, a large coloured portrait of King George VI in recognition of loyal service to the war effort. The first four scenes are of paramount headmen, each is head of about twenty tribes.

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