Hooper, Alan E. (Lieutenant, b.1918)

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number PR00630
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 13 Items
Object type Letters
Maker Hooper, Alan
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea
Date made 1942-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 91/0375
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Collection of QX62238 (Q52) Lieutenant Alan Hooper, Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU). It includes letters and messages from outposts mentioning food, wireless sets, and Japanese movements. Many of these are written on scraps of paper, indicating shortage of supplies. Includes letter from civilian asking advice on safe location for his family, also providing information about Japanese movements and Kanakas loyal to Japanese. Includes Japanese occupation currency, envelopes of philatelic interest, and folder titled `published correspondence'. Hooper published a book titled `Love, War and letters'.