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    Hanuabada (Hanuada) National Capital District Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Parer June 18, 1942

Location
Lat 9° 26' 60S Long 147° 7' 60E  Hanuabada village is located to the north of Port Moresby bordering Fairfax Harbor. In Motu, Hanuabada means "big village". Also known as "Hanuada". This prewar village is known for the distinctive homes built on stilts over the harbor.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, Hanuabada village provided laborers to aid the Allied war effort in Port Moresby. Although the village was not directly targeted, it had a front row view of many of the Japanese bombing missions against the area, including the sinking of MV MacDhui on June 18, 1942.

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January 11, 2018

 

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