Historical information

Jim Sinclair was born in Cruickshank Street, Port Melbourne in 1924.

During World War II Jim found this map in a network of caves near Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. He remembers '"The Japanese] had linked just about every hill with a tunnel. Concreted. Most of them were packed with stuff. I used to wander through - being very careful too, mind you!. You didn't want yourself to get blown up. I found these maps. I thought that looks familiar! It's in English with Japanese stuff on it too."

Physical description

A large map of Port Melbourne with Japanese printed annotations with strategic infrastructure. Stamp on back explains age in Japanese.