Heading for the shore of Vella Lavella. Kolombangara Island in the background.
A brigade group on Rangatira leaving for Fiji on 28 October 1940
30 New Zealand Battalion of 8 Brigade Group arrives in Fiji. The first troops to occupy Namaka Camp
Face of petrol tank sunk in soapstone of Sealark Hill, Suva
8 NZ Infantry Brigade defences on Fiji. Wiring at low tide on Suva waterfront
Vice Admiral R. M Ghormley arriving at Namaka Aerodrome in May 1942. The group includes (from left
to right) Squadron Leader G. R. White, Group Captain G. N. Roberts, Brigadier L. Potter, Admiral Ghormley, Vice-Admiral
J. S. McCain, Major-General O. H. Mead, and Colonel E. T. Selzer.
Third Division Manoeuvres in New Zealand. Mud in the Kaimai Range
Sappers in the Kaimai Ranges building corduroy roads in bush
The Kiwi Club, Bourail Beach, opened by the National Patriotic Fund Board as a rest centre for men
of the 3rd division after they had returned from the Solomons.
Training in New Caledonia. Mortar Platoon of 29 NZ Batallion carrying full equipment up Mount
Review of 8 NZ Infantry Brigade. Dubois Memorial Field, Boulopari, New Caledonia.
Base Ordnance Depot, Bourail, typical of New Zealand Camps in New Caledonia
30 NZ Battalion Headquarter among niaouli trees, Koumac, in northern New Caledonia
The Cookhouse Ovens, 37 NZ Battalion, Taom, New Caledonia
The camp site of 22 NZ Field Ambulance at Tinipp. The hospital is in the centre.
Nurses' Hospital, 4 NZ General Hospital, Boguen.
The Club (Erected by National Patriotic Fund Board) at Base Training Depot in Tene Valley, near
Bourail, New Caledonia
Embarkation practice on HMS Niaouli
The Move to Guadalcanal. Equipment at the Nickel Docks, Nouméa Area.
Boarding a Landing Craft (Mechanised), Nouméa.
3rd Division Training Exercises. 36 Battalion at Mele Beach, Efate, New Hebrides
Gunners pulling a Bofors gun ashore at Mele Beach, Efate
Troops board the USS Transport President Hayes, Nouméa
14 Brigade Group Landing, Point Cruz, Guadalcanal
Above Deck Men of 36 NZ Battalion on USS President Jackson
Below Deck on the way from New Hebrides to Guadalcanal
Malaria Control Unit spraying 37 NZ Field Park Company's Camp, Guadalcanal
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
US Marines following a trail on Guadalcanal. Ridges covered with Native Grasses and Valleys filled
Ready for Embarkation at Kukum Beach, Guadalcanal before sailing for Vella Lavella. In the
background is a Landing Ship (Tank)
Loading rations at Guadalcanal for Vella Lavella
14 Brigade units landing at Vella Lavella from American barges manned by American Crews
On Vella Lavella A signaller Operating in an abandoned Japanese Camp, Timbala Bay area
A patrol from 35 NZ Infantry Battalion crossing a creek on logs at Pakoi Bay
Interrogation of a Japanese Prisoner of War, Gill's Plantation, Vella La Vella
35 NZ Anti-tank Battery at Maravari, Vella Lavella
Umomo Island shelled by 12 NZ Field Battery
The carrier platoon of 35 NZ Battalion crosses Timbala Bay in a native Canoe
Muddy Conditions, Tangalan plantation area, Nissan Island
Solid Mahogany Planks cover a bridge decked with coconut logs over Joroveto River, Vella Lavella.
This was the work of 20 field Company New Zealand Engineers.
Landing craft(Infantry) of the invasion convoy at Guadalcanal loading for the attack on Treasury
Landing craft(tank) beached at Mono Island, Set on fire by a Japanese mortar, Falamai village and
ammunition dumps burn in the background
A 25 pounder damaged by enemy mortar fire, Falamai
A Landing ship (Tank) beached at Mono Island. Marsden matting helps unloading operations.
Foxholes in a bivouac area at Malsi village, Mono Island
Unloading operations at Falamai, Mono Island
Embarking on a Landing Craft (Infantry) at Juno beach, Vella Lavella, for Nissan Island
Landing craft filled with assault troops entering the lagoon at Nissan Island. Barrage balloons on
heavy landing craft prevent attack by Japanese aircraft
Raid by 30 NZ Infantry Battalion on Nissan Island.
A mortar crew bombing Japanese barges concealed on the shore.
Wounded of 30 NZ Battalion waiting to be taken off Nissan Island
26 Field Company NZ Engineers forming a road though the jungle of Nissan Island
The Tangalan plantation from 10,000 feet before the airstrips were constructed
14 and 18 RNZAF Fighter Squadrons land on the Fighter strip at Nissan a few weeks later
First Commando Fiji guerrillas in the Solomons
Officers' mess, Fiji commandos, Teneru, Guadalcanal (from left to right) Lt F. G. K. Gilchrist, Capt
D. E. Williams, 2 Lt P. E. Holmes, Major C. W. H. Tripp, 2 Lt L. R. Taylor
Ready to leave Stirling Island, Treasury Group, for return to New Caledonia
34 NZ Infantry Battalion Mess, Outpost 13, Tonga
Major General W. H. Cunningham, First Commander in Fiji
Brigadier R. A. Row, commander of 8 brigade, and Sir Cyril Newall, Governor-General of New Zealand,
on an inspection tour in the Treasury Group
Lieutenant-Colonel F. C. Cornwall, Brigadier L. Potter, Commander of 14 Brigade, and
Lieutenant-Colonel J. F. Moffat on Nissan Island
On a transport at Nouméa Harbour, New Caledonia. (from left to right) Major-General Rush B.
Lincoln, Brigadier L. G. Goss, Brigadier C. S. J. Duff, Major-General H. E. Barrowclough, Colonel J. M. Twhigg, captain
of the transport (name unknown), Colonel J. I. Brooke, Hon. F. Jones, Minister of Defence
2 NZEF in Japan. 22 NZ Battalion controlling the Japanese repatriation centre at Senzaki
New Zealanders watch Japanese farm labourers plant the new season's rice