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J. K. McCarthy Museum (Goroka Museum)
Papua New Guinea

The J.K. McCarthy museum is located to the south of Goroka Airport at Goroka. Also known as the Goroka Museum.

Named after John Keith McCarthy a kiap (patrol officer). In the 1960’s he was a member of the National Museum Board of Trustees. He donated 64 artifacts from his own collection which formed the basis for the J.K. McCarthy Museum established in 1968.

The J.K. McCarthy Museum in Goroka consists of six display galleries, including the Niugini Room, Giddings Gallery, Leahy Wing, Soso Subi Gallery and the Archaeological Room. The museum has some WWII artifacts on display, including a P-39 Airacobra.

M1911 .45 caliber pistol
Recovered from the crash site of B-24D "Virgin III" 42-40327.

P-39N "San Antonio Rose" Serial Number 42-19039
Recovered from Tadji, displayed outside the museum on a pole

JK McCarthy MuseumJohn Douglas 1998
Phil Bradley 2009
Phil Bradley 1995

Last Updated
May 22, 2017

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