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
Mr Maclaren Hiari speaks of the recruitment of Papuan carriers from the Sogeri Plateau for the Kokoda Campaign.
Mr Rodney Galahodi tells the story of her grandmother Mrs Noweni Deboyamina and the special powers they used in the war to guard them from the…
Mr Billy Ivai tells the story of what life was like for village people during the War.
In this interview, Nelson Mark talks about his grandfather Mahuru Mark, who was a captain of a crash boat during the war, He talks about his…
Mr Elking Doroda recounts a story told to him by his father, about two scouts who assisted the Australian and American troops to get to Buna.
Mr Dago Philemon tells the story of his father who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a soldier during the war.