Papua New Guinea Command


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1966, 19 Minutes

This film shows the recruitment of men for the Papua and New Guinea Command by the Australian army. Many are drawn from the isolated valleys of the interior, often from tribes that have been enemies in the past.

The film takes a look at the training program and the impact of this new way of life on the men and their communities.

Produced by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit for the Department of the Army.
© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.



Director: Donald Murray

Year: 1966

Running Time: 19 Minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: Military Education Training programs, Melanesia and Pacific Studies, Studies of Colonialism and Post-Colonialism, Cultural Studies, SOSE.


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SKU 001910100
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