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
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
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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January 11, 2018