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Soraken is a village on the Soraken Peninsula on north-western Bouganville. The Soraken copra plantation was set up by Choisel Plantations in January 1913 and a tramway system 21 kilometres (13 mi) long was constructed. The railway is now is disrepair. The village also suffered damage during the Bougainville civil crisis.

During World War II, Soraken was liberated from the Japanese in 1945, when the Australian 11th Brigade pushed north to take the Soraken Peninsula.

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