Bock, Walter A

Place Oceania: New Guinea1, Papua New Guinea, Papua
Accession Number PR91/102
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 15 items
Object type Papers
Maker Bock, Walter A
Date made 1914-1953
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 91/0555
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Original and transcript of brief diary kept by Walter A Bock in Port Moresby August 1914. He was a machinist at Papuan Government Printing Office. Records shipping movements (Encounter, Kanowna, Yarra, Parramatta, Aroangi and Warrego) in Fairfax Harbour and activities at the radio station including drill practice. The record was kept in the back of a writing pad (Swastika brand). Also originals of photographic postcards (now copied as AWM photographs P1434/01 to P1434/07) of Port Moresby Harbour August 1914. The photographs show HMAS Encounter and HMAS Kanowna and the radio station. They may have been taken by Bock. Also includes a brief history of the Government Printing Office in Port Moresby, permits to enter and leave the territory of Papua, a Rejected Volunteers' Association of Australia membership card, and a list of houses and offices destroyed.