Shaggy Ridge Tour Update - 16 May 2013
Tonight the group are camping at the Dumpu end of Shaggy Ridge. Dumpu is in the Ramu Valley with the Bismark Ranges, 14,000 feet, on one side and the Finisterre Ranges, 12,000 feet, on the other. During the war there was a small airstrip here and now there are the wrecks of two planes.
Here is a photograph of one of the many signposts erected at the Dumpu airstrip, Ramu Valley, by the 18th Australian Anti-malarial Control Unit in an effort to impress on the troops the necessity of taking anti-malarial precautions. These precautions are just as important today!
Photograph taken by N. B. Stuckey on 6 December 1943.
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