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    Boroko National Capital District (NCD) Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Justin Taylan 2004

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.

Tarama Barracks
Army Barracks located at the intersection of Taurama and Rigo roads.

Murry Barracks
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.

Goldie Barracks
Barracks near Port Moresby. Today, used by the PNGDF

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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