ACCESS ROAD FROM THE EAST BOUGAINVILLE COAST TO THE PANGUNA MINE SITE
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Online Reference Number: 00.0855
Place: Panguna mine, Bougainville, North Solomon Islands
Document Type: Black & White Photograph
Category: Bougainville, Mining, North Solomon Islands, Panguna, Landscape Scene
Date: Circa 1938
Slide Number: DO 0956
Collection: Photos for use in Boug (Photocopy Notes Inside) (DO 0937-DO 0968)
Envelope: PHOTOS FOR USE IN "Boug: a personal history and Black Islanders"; Notes on back: "Access road from the east Bougainville coast to the Panguna mine site was a major engineering feat rising to 3500 feet over the Crown Prince Range. Cost was $1 million a mile for 13 miles, involving immense earthmoving task. Road is the first to cross the rugged central mountain spine, and permits access to the port of Kieta from the rich agricultural districts of southern Bougainville.
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Photograph record edited by Alan Vandermyden at 2012-01-17 15:21:33
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