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Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby
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Pay respects at Bomana War Cemetery, a site that serves as the resting place for about 4,000 Papua New Guinea and Australian soldiers who died fighting the Japanese during World War II. The thousands of white marble headstones stand in long rows across a green field, and many relatives of the deceased travel here to leave flowers on the lost soldiers' graves. While it's true that Americans also died during the battle, most of their bodies were returned to U.S. soil. Also look for the Port Moresby Memorial behind the cemetery that commemorates the fallen soldiers. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bomana War Cemetery by using our Port Moresby trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is worth a quick stop at the Bomana War Cemetary. Very neat and tidy but sad to see all the unknown graves. 
  • ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Bomana will make your hair stand on end. Incredibly moving. Security was good of course with a substantial military presence! A must do for the patriot. 
  • It is quite hard to fathom so much life lost. What a beautiful memorial to these young people. Also hard to fathom was how beautifully maintained this memorial is and right next door there is the livi...  more »