Deathscapes

Parallax 5 - The Military Industrial Border Complex

Deathscapes

A black and white photo shows a slightly elevated view of rows of military Nissen huts in the foreground. The background shows palm trees. Manus Admirality Islands Post War View Of Derelict Quonset Huts. Photo Credit: Australian War Memorial.

Shirtless workers are shown in front of a Nissen hut with shovels and other tools.

Members of the Japanese War Criminals Construction Unit digging and shovelling as they prepare the foundations to build a store house at the RAN War Criminal Compound at an RAN shore base, HMAS Tarangau, where  prisoners are now held. A member of the Royal Papuan Constabulary and a member of RAN supervise the prisoners. Work on this RAN base commenced in August 1948. It was commissioned as HMAS Seeadler on 1 January 1950 and recommissioned as HMAS Tarangau on 1 April 1950. The name was transferred from the decommissioned RAN Base at Dreger Harbour, New Guinea. (Navy Historical Collection). Photo: Australian War Memorial.

 


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