• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: The rugged terrain of Papua-New Guinea encroaches almost to 3 1/2 to doorstep of Port Moresby.

  • Description

    Pan over valley
    6 ft

    pan over huts and tent men seated
    15 ft

    man at board instructing
    20 ft

    CS Bill McGrath from above
    22 ft

    Lookers on
    24 1/2 ft

    native in group - Gine Vire
    26 ft

    CS Ofe Gwaibo
    27 1/2 ft

    CU Willie Bogabu
    29 1/2 ft

    3shots of unidentified whites
    34 ft

    CS MCGrath
    36 ft

    MS class
    37 ft

    boxes survey equip
    39 ft

    men out for patrol
    41 ft

    RVA along track
    45 ft

    two lay out measure
    48 ft

    CS wheel
    49 1/2 ft

    Bob Godden takes reading
    51 & 52 1/2 ft

    Hand holds chain
    54 ft

    Gine Vire takes sighting
    57 ft

    off on patrol
    60 ft


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    Background: SYNOPSIS: The rugged terrain of Papua-New Guinea encroaches almost to 3 1/2 to doorstep of Port Moresby.

    At SOGERI, 25-miles from the administrative centre, a group of cadet patrol officers have begun their two-month training program. They are the first officers to be recruited for a fixed term of six years.

    Their instruction concentrates particularly in the first instance on land tenure. Their tutor was BILL McGRATH, a patrol officer with seven years experience.

    Gine Vire, is one Papuan in the class with Ofe Gwaibo and Wille Bogabu. They are the only indigenes among 21 Australians doing the course.

    Classroom instruction is supplemented from the start with field exercises in which particular emphasis is placed on surveying.

    This was their first taste of the work they will be doing for six years. Accurate survey of areas will be most important to allow the calculation of compensation when land is resumed from people who hold customary rights Bob Godden of Goulbun takes a sighting.

    In two months they will be appointed to the patrol posts in the interior of Papua-New Guinea.

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