Rabaul & Vunapope, 1941 (Photos taken by R.K. Walls)

December 13, 2012 at 4:41 am (Commentary, Pacific war, Photos, R.K.Walls, Rabaul, Vunapope)


Rabaul & Vunapope, 1941

1. The Cathedral – Vunapope Mission – Kokopo

2. Bishop’s Palace. The path is of powdered coral.

3.Central Administration Bldg Rabaul – note the sentry – native police – bldg. is discoloured by the dust.

4. The Rabaul Swimming Pool – Rabaul C. Coy in Capt Freddie Field and Pte Charlie Hilliard in foreground.

5. Supreme Court Building Rabaul.

6 .Carpenter’s House viewed from across the lawn – Bill McClemens and self ( Kevin. Walls) – A hill formerly in existence here was levelled for site of house and a valley filled in for lawns – all by native labour by hand.

7. The verandah – adjustable verandah blinds imported from America – practically everything else is an Eastern curio or treasure. Big bowl is of green glass half filled with water – purple flowers very tiny floating on top. Lt Crawford and self (Walls) in background.


  1. Greg & Katy Waite said,

    David. Have you noticed your email has been hijacked today. You are trapped in Manila, the Victim of a mugging & need money from all yr friends to get home. I suggest a rapid change of password & an alert to your blog list. Salam.

    Greg Waite Indosman Ltd

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. deberigny said,

    Greg, thanks for that, yes I’ve closed my Yahoo email account down.
    I hope no one thinks the email was anything but a scam! David

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