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    Sangara Oro Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 8° 48' 26S Long 148° 7' 16E  Sangara is located on the road between Popondetta to Kokoda. To the west is Popondetta and to the south is Isivita. Also known as Sangara Blocks or Sangara Blocks.

Prewar
During the prewar period, an Anglican mission was established at Sangara. In 1938, Reverend Henry Holland worked at Sangara until transfered to Isivita and replaced by Reverend Vivian Redlich.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese Army between late July 1942 until November 1942.

Postwar
After the war, many retired Australian Army veterans and members of the Papuan Infantry Battalion (PIB) were granted land in the Sangara area and settled here post war.

Sangara School
Located on the southern side of the main road, this school had a P-40 Warhawk wing displayed as the school sign until the late 1970s. Today, an A-20 Havoc wing is displayed outside the school. Both wings were recovered from the Dobodura Airfield area.

References
My Brother Vivian mentions Sangara

Thanks to Sam Bruce for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 24, 2019

 

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