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Governor General's Residence (MacArthur's HQ)
Located on a hilltop at Kaevaga, overlooking Port Moresby and Fairfax Harbor.

Built prewar as the residence of the Commonwealth Governor General of
the Australian territories of Papua and New Guinea.

Wartime History
Used by U. S. Army General Douglas MacArthur as his residence and headquarters in Port Moresby beginning on November 6, 1942, until moving to GHQ Hill near Cyclops at Hollandia. On November 30, 1942 on the
front veranda of the Governor General's residence that MacArthur famously told General Eichelberger: "Bob…I want you to take Buna, or not come back alive."

Postwar, the building resumed being the Commonwealth Governor General's residence until independence. Today the Governor General of Papua New Guinea (PNG) residence. The grounds are open to the public and tours of the building by appointment

Photos by Australian Army & US Army, May 1944

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Photos by Justin Taylan, August 29, 2005

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