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    Hawain River East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Justin Taylan 2005

Location
Hawain River (pronounced "Hawaiian") is located to the east of Banak and to the west of Boiken and Wewak crossing the west coastal road towards Boiken and Dauga and beyond. 

Abandoned Equipment
Retreating Japanese Army troops followed the Hawaiin River southwards, inland to Maprik, abandoning their heavy equipment and guns along the river as they lightened their loads for the inland march.  Much of this equipment was still present until the 1970s, according to David Pennefather.  It is unclear if any still remains today.

Japanese Burial Areas
Area villages include: Molomogu Village (along the Molomugo River, an arm of the Hawain), Singang Village. A large Japanese burial area is reported near the Kuyoko Creek near Horama and Karawai.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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