Browse Interviews (36 total)

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Leseli Auboti discusses his uncle Iauna Totoala, who was a soldier with the Papuan Infantry Battalion

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Mr Siembo, a former Oro Governor, describes his grandfathers experience as a guide for the Japanese, and recounts atrocities experienced by several Oro women and men during the war.

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Mr Newman Mongagi tells his father's story of the landing at Sanananda and the deaths of Sanananda people during the war at Veo Point.

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Mr Lucian Mongagi described his experience of the Japanese landing at Sanananda, the Buna and Sanananda communites' experiences of displacement during the War, and the end of the war. Also tells the story of the killing of Sisters Parkinson and…

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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.

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Mrs Angela Arasepa tells her parents' experiences of the war in the Central Kaiva area, and the traces of the war left behind.

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Mr Russel Wakidosi was seven years old when the war came to Samarai Island, where he lived with his family.

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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 labourer during the war.

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Mr Petilani Segu tells a story of himself working as a carpenter at a place called Motumotu in Kerema when the war came to the Pacific and how he joined the army to fight in the war.

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Mr Arthur Solomon was only a child at the age of five years when the war came. His family were living at the Giligili coconut plantation owned by the Lever Brothers where his father used to work as a caretaker of the factory. He tells the story of…

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Mrs Bigore Mikari tells the story of herself and her family and how the war affected them. She was about three or four years of age when the war came and the whole family left their home and fled to find safety.

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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 grandfather's relations with the American servvicepeople with whom he worked.

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This is an interview with Moki Malaila, who talks about his father Nehemiah Malaila, who was a PIB soldier during the war and fought in Bougainville.

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This is an interview with Laudiyole Lolo as recollected by her daughter Milio Lolo. She tells the story of her uncle who was recruited as a labourer during the war.

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Mr Julian Justus Eroro tells the story of his father Mr Justus Eroro who was recruited by the Australian army as a native soldier and fought during the war.

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Mrs Baroni Douglas was a young girl at the age of 18 years when the war came. Her peaceful beachside home was invaded by soldiers one quiet evening and changed the lives of her people. She tells the story of how the war affected her family.

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This is an interview with Mrs Tohoa Doilegu and her sister Mrs Sinehile Doilegu. They tell the story of their father, Mr Doilegu Peni, who was a PIB soldier during the war.

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Pastor Rima Doboela was 10 years old when the war reached Gamadoudou. He and his family were evacuated from their village until the end of the war. His uncle Mr Gauluwe Weneko was recruited as a carrier for the Australians.

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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 Japanese bombs.

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This is an interview with Nigebolena Buama, 92 years old at the time of being interviewed. She is assisted by her daughter Aselika Nailina, as she describes her experiences as a young woman during the war.