An oral history collection recording the memories and stories of Papua New Guineans about World War Two
Background image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial 071537
Background map: H.E.C. Robinson Pty Ltd, Map of the Territory of New Guinea administered by the Commonwealth of Australia under mandate from the League of Nations and Papua, a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia, MAP, National Library of Australia, MAP G8160.
Derivative individual maps are based on this original artwork and may be re-used in accordance with the CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license
Mrs Kauka Kone tells the story of her father who was a policeman and an interpreter for the Australians during the War.
Mr Dago Philemon tells the story of his father who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a soldier during the war.
In this interview, Norah Bate talks about her mother who was a trained nurse during the war in Milne Bay, and her own early childhood memories.
Mr Lolo Tubaiyodi tells the story of his elder brother Mr Eiya Kaitolewa. Mr Eiya Kaitolewa was recruited by the Australian government to work as a…
Amogoye Mathias tells the story of her experiences as a child during WWII.
He shares his father's experiences of the war; how he was imprisoned because he was found to be of mixed parentage (Chinese/New Ireland). He also…