[INTERIOR OF NEW RONGELAP CHURCH]
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Online Reference Number: 0337
Place: Rongelap, Rongelap Atoll, Marshall Islands
Document Type: Black & White Photograph
Category: Buildings & Structures, Churches, Marshall Islands, Rongelap Inspection Tour, Rongelap Repatriation
Dimensions: 25.5mm x 20.5mm
Physical Image No.: JT0439
Collection: "Ronlap 1957 Insp. Trip by Sec’y of the Interior and HICOM D.Nucker" file folders, Jack A. Tobin Photograph Collection
See also images online reference number 0325 and 0326.
This image is one of thirty-one photos that Jack Tobin had placed in a manila folder labelled “Ronlap 1957 Insp. Trip by Sec’y of the Interior and HICOM D. Nucker.” The Secretary of the Interior referred to is Frederick A. Seaton, who served as Secretary from June 8, 1956 through January 20, 1961. The HICOM referred to is Delmas H. Nucker, who served as High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1954 through 1961. The photos themselves are not dated; however, an account published in The Micronesian Reporter (Vol. 5, issue 5. September-October 1957, p. 4) notes that Seaton arrived on Kwajalein on August 18 and traveled with Tobin, Nucker and others to Rongelap the following day. To read this account via the online Pacific Digital Library project, click here.
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Photo record edited by Alan Vandermyden at 2011-04-08 13:26:58
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