Lat 9° 28' 0S Long 147° 11' 60E Boroko is an Area to the east of Port Moresby, including Murry Barracks, 3 Mile, 4 Mile and Taurama.
Boroko intersection named 'Arcadia' by an African American
GI who worked directing traffic at this location. Since the location
did not have a name, the Black GI was asked to give it a name, and
dubbed it 'Arcadia'. It was still
known by this name during New Guinea's post war colonial period.
Army Barracks located at the intersection of Taurama and Rigo roads.
Located outside Port Moresby. Named in honor of Sir Hubert Murray, Lieutenant
Governor of Papua from the turn of the century until his death a
few years before the WWII. In the 36th Battalion War Diaries,
it mentions they were stationed at Murray Barracks both before and
after their campaign at Buna-Gona.
U. S. Military Cemetery
Located near Murray Barracks and the hill where Garden Hill Estate is now located, noted on 1943 maps. After the war, the American graves were exhumed and transported to Manila, Hawaii or back to the United States for permanent burial.
Barracks near Port Moresby. Today, used by the PNGDF
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January 11, 2018