Lat 3° 36' 0S Long 143° 41' 60E Brandi is located on the north coast of New Guinea. Borders Boram Bay to the north and the Brandi River to the west. To the northwest is Cape Moem and Wewak.
Brandi Plantation was established at this location planted with coconut palms growing copra.
During the Japanese occupation of Wewak, the Brandi area area and inland area was a large
Japanese Army base area, including a hospital and Indians Prisoners Of War Camp (POW Camp) captured in Singapore. Occupied by the Japanese until May 1945.
Built postwar, Brandi High School is located at Brandi. During the 1970's students discovered many Japanese relics
hidden in the jungle, and recovered them to the school
yard for display. Included are a search light,
a 20mm anti-aircraft gun Type 98, range finder, propeller
and bomb casing. These relics are displayed
outside the school.
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January 11, 2018