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Autonomous Region of Bougainville - Torokina
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Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB) - Torokina

Torokina is a coastal village on the island of Bougainville, - Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB), Papua New Guinea. It is located on the western coast of Bougainville island. The main mode of travel around the region is by boats. The roads deteriorated during the conflict on the island and are no longer usable.

At Torokina itself the sole means of transport is a tractor. The local member of parliament has purchased an ambulance for the people of Piva but the ambulance has sat at the Ela Motors dealership on Buka Island for a year. The cost of transporting the ambulance to Torokina on a barge is too expensive.


The only land transport in the Torokina area - Photo © Donna


Torokina Community Justice Centre - Photo © Donna


District Houses at Torokina -- Photo © Donna

I believe Torokina means little island in the local "tok ples".


Donna

Torokina is the site of many important invasions and land and sea battles between Allied and Japanese Forces during the Second World War. See -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Torokina.

Benua Cave is a giant sinkhole in the Torokina area along the Keriaka Plateau. The cave has the largest cavern in the world (length = 470m, width = 150m and height = 170m).

 

see also - ARB | Buka | Sandline International


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