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Coastwatchers memorial at Kalibobo Point near Madang
The light is a memorial to the coastwatchers still living and to those 38 who paid the supreme sacrifice while carrying out their solitary and dangerous work during the WWII and the loyal natives who made it possible for them to remain at their posts. The light was switched on for the first time on August 15, 1959 by Australian senator John Gorton, minister for the Navy, in the presence of Brigadier D. M. Cleland, administrator of Papua New Guinea, Commander E. Feldt, coastwatcher commander, Captain C. M. White, US Naval attache in Australia, other officials and local residents plus an estimated 3,000 locals.
Credit: A. Waddell via AWM P02794.001 Date: August 15, 1959
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