Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Overview
Rabaul is a township in East New Britain province, Papua New Guinea. The town was the provincial capital and most important settlement in the province until it was destroyed in 1994 by falling ash of a volcanic eruption. During the eruption, ash was sent thousands of metres into the air and the subsequent rain of ash caused 80% of the buildings in Rabaul to collapse. After the eruption the capital was moved to Kokopo, about 20 kilometres away. Rabaul is continually threatened by volcanic activity due to having been built on the edge of Rabaul caldera, a flooded caldera of a large pyroclastic shield.
Rabaul was known as Simpsonhafen during the German New Guinea administration which controlled the area between 1884 and formally till 1919. From 1910 Rabaul was the headquarters of German New Guinea until captured by the British Empire during World War I, when it became the capital of the Australian mandated Territory of New Guinea until 1937 when it was first destroyed by volcano. During World War II it was captured by the Japanese in 1942, and it became the main base of Japanese military and naval activity in the South Pacific. Settlements and military installations around the edge of the caldera are often collectively referred to as Rabaul despite the old town of Rabaul itself being reduced to practical insignificance by the volcanic eruption in 1994.
Detailed Map of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
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WWII History of Rabaul, East New Britain - PNG
Discover the history of Rabaul during the WWII. * Do not hesitate to comment, share and subscribe ! Find more information on http://www.papuanewguinea.travel/australia Like our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papuanewguinea.travel Follow us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/PNG_Tourism * Video Credit: Air Niugini - Network Kokoda http://www.networkkokoda.org/
Rabaul Town Pre Eruption
Rabaul town was considered the most beautiful town in Papua New Guinea and also the 'Pearl of the South Pacific' until 1994 when it was destroyed by the twin volcanic eruptions of Mt. Tavurvur and Vulcan. Even though Rabaul town is gone, it will always be in the heart of people who had lived there.
Rabaul & Kokopo - Papua New Guinea
Welcome to East New Britain, and discover the two main city of the Province, Rabaul & Kokopo. * Do not hesitate to comment and share the video. Find more information on http://www.papuanewguinea.travel/australia Like our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papuanewguinea.travel Follow us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/PNG_Tourism *
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago
March 11 2008 M.S. Statendam World War 2 Memorial Cruise )
Mt Tavurvur erupting in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Mount Tavurvur is a dramatic landscape, and despite the media hype, it is one of natures true wonders that has to be seen to be believed... yet, it's not just about an erupting volcano, it's also about the people that live in its shadow.
Rabaul, PNG: Celebration of life in the Shadow of a Volcano
Description: Rabaul, Tavurvur Volcano, Paupa New Guinea. Artistic photography and lively authentic music. Volcanic eruption, and the smiles and colour of the Saturday market, Sunday church, and of endearing children paddling their handmade outriggers in the harbour - all shadowed by continuous volcanic activity.
Rabaul - Papua New Guinea
A short documentary about Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. Taking a look into the lives of the people who live dangerously close to an active volcano which in 1937 erupted and engulfed the airport located at its base.
Kokopo & Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Uploaded by yachtumoya on 2010-10-11.
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
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West 'N' Rox- SP Rabaul (Papua New Guinea Music Video)
West 'N' Rox Video album. Copyright disclaimer! I do NOT own this song nor the image featured in the video. All rights belong to it's rightful owner/owner's. No copyright infringement intended. For entertainment purposes only....