Bernard Scanlan - Trading with New Guinea locals

Running time
40 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Aboriginals or the islander of New Guinea, of course, they were very keen on us fellows, because we could exchange a packet of tobacco or cigarettes for them, while they'd deal in something like fruit for us.

They'd have well-maintained camps. They'd have pawpaws and fruit that we would delight to get our hands on, that the cooks couldn't give you. We'd be exchanging cigarettes for those type of fruit.

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