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MAP, FRAMED

From the Collection of Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum 37 - 39 Pall Mall Bendigo Victoria

Description
Map of central section of New Guinea. Black print on white background with mountain ridges in tan. Map is mounted with green border. Brown wooden frame, glass front, white cardboard backing with wire hanging strap on back. Map prepared under the direction of RAAF Headquarters.
Size
H 109.5 x W 80 x D 2 cms
Object Registration
3959
Inscriptions & Markings
Printed in black top centre:
NEW GUINEA CENTRAL

Printed on border under map:
These escape maps were carried in the zip pocket of life jackets by fighter pilots in WW2. This map was presented to A.S.R. on 12.7.79 by Councillor Ian McKenzie, Mayor of Eaglehawk, who served as a fighter pilot in 78th SDN in the SW Pacific area during 1943-44.
Last updated
5 Mar 2020 at 9:22AM