Colin Davidson

Colin Davidson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Colin Bancroft Davidson was a land surveyor and Captain in the Australian Military Forces during World War II who was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1948. He originally went to Papua, now known as Papua-New Guinea in 1929 to manage a coffee plantation, which was underwritten by a group of businessmen in Cairns, Australia. However, due to financial issues, caused by the great depression, the plantation was abandoned. As he was already in Papua, he applied for and was employed as a surveyor for the Papuan government, where he went on to survey the south-eastern Papuan coast and up the Kokoda track to the Owen Stanley Range, up until 1941 when the Imperial Japanese Army invaded.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136606976
  • 9786136606972