There was almost no traffic in Port Moresby 60 years ago, but there were petrol pumps right on the road. The vessel at anchor at the main wharf is the Soochow. It belonged to the New Guinea Australia Line of the China Navigation Company. The Soochow, along with her sister ships Shanshi and Sinkiang, plied the Sydney– Brisbane– Port Moresby–Samarai route on a 28-day turnaround passenger and freight service.
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