Fauro Island natives, discovery of a complete Japanese aircraft & evacuation of sick patient from Kara airstrip Bougainville.

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Accession Number F07335
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 19 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Scale, Clement Stewart
Place made Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Shortland Islands, Fauro Island
Date made 15 September 1945
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

John Henry McDonald, trader and plantation owner, of Fauro Island, was forced to live and act as a native for three and a years, following Japanese occupation in 1942. McDonald (43 years old) was born on Fauro Island and was educated at St Joseph's College, Sydney, NSW. Also identified: VX12531 Major Frederick Arthur Goding seen talking to Mr McDonald; Private W F Butler, A Company, 9 Australian Infantry Battalion bieng straped to a stretcher prior to being flown from Kara to Torokina for a appendicitis operation; 406999 Flight Lieutenant Stanley Donald Meredith, the Auster pilot who flew the sick man out.

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