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
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
Photos by Justin Taylan, August 29, 2005
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