Fraser arrives PNG DPR/TV/604

Accession Number F03865
Collection type Film
Measurement 13 min 53 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea
Date made 23 April 1967
Access Open
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

During a tour of Army establishments in Papua New Guinea this week, the Minister for the Army, Mr Malcolm Fraser, stopped off at Goroka, in the Eastern Highlands, to meet members of a local detachment of the Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles. Met at Goroka by the Commanding Officer of the Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles, Lt.-Col. M.A. Bishop, Mr Fraser was taken on a tour of the Goroka area, including the Goroka Teacher's College, where he and Mrs Fraser met native student teachers and looked over training facilities and student amenities. Later, Mr and Mrs Fraser visited a native village where they were shown around by village leader Soso Siubi. Pride of the inspection, as far as Mr. Siubi was concerned, was a visit to his adjacent coffee plantation, where Mr and Mrs Fraser not only looked at the coffee but nibbled critically at raw coffee beans. After leaving the native village, Mr Fraser visited the Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles drill hall at Goroka, where he spoke with PNGVR members and officials of the local RSL.

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