Biak 1962

In 1962 when he was 19 my father was stationed as a conscripted soldier on Biak, Dutch Papua New Guinea. It was a complete mess. The Papuas were betrayed by international diplomacy and Papua New Guinea became Indonesian after Dutch rule, instead of independent. Found this excellent set of 1962 photographs on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/toni_uni/sets/72157606249748644/

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