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    Barahun Island Green Island Atoll | Autonomous Region of Bougainville PNG
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New Zealand Army c1944

Location
Barahun Island is located at the western edge of Green Island Atoll bordering Nissan Island (Green Island) in Autonomous Region of Bougainville (Bougainville Province) in Papua New Guinea (PNG). To the east is Green Island Lagoon and to all other sides is the Pacific Ocean. Directly to the north and south of the island are two passages into the lagoon.

Prewar
Germans developed a coconut palm plantation at this location harvesting copra that operated until World War I. After 1918, the plantation was operated by Australian planters until early 1942.

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Last Updated
June 15, 2019

 

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