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    Brandi East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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1970s

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Justin Taylan 2000

Location
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.

Prewar
Brandi Plantation was established at this location planted with coconut palms growing copra.

Wartime History
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.

Brandi High School
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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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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