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Media Release

Public Affairs Office


U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii
“Malama na Koa”
Release number: 2007-10-06
October 11, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WWII Photo Exhibit Opening at Army Museum

FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii—The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii will showcase a


new photograph exhibit in its Changing Gallery beginning Tuesday, October 16.

“Tour of Paradise: An American Soldier in the South Pacific” will be on display


through May 4, 2008. It will feature photographs by U.S. Army Quartermaster
Corporal Elmer J. Williams, depicting his experiences on the island of New
Caledonia in 1944 and 1945. The photographs highlight the interaction between
American Soldiers and local island populations.

The exhibit is on loan from the University of Queensland, in cooperation with the
Australian Consulate General in Hawaii, and was curated by Dr. Prudence Ahrens
from the University of Queensland.

The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is located on Kalia Road in Honolulu, on the
grounds of the Hale Koa Hotel and the Fort DeRussy Recreation Center. Museum
hours are 10 a.m. until 4:15 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free.

For more information on the exhibit, contact the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii at
(808) 438-2821.
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Tour of Paradise:
An American Soldier in the South Pacific
Photographs by U.S. Army Corporal Elmer J. Williams depicting his
experiences on the island of New Caledonia from 1944 to 1945

An exhibition on loan from the University of Queensland


in cooperation with the Australian Consulate General