Browse Interviews (8 total)

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Mrs Freda Naembo tells her experience as a child fleeing the Japanese landing at Buna, and being in the care of the Australian governor.

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Mr Kevin Mongagi, with his son Collin Mongagi, gives his account of the Japanese landing at Buna Sanananda, tells the story of the killing of Sisters May Hayman and Mavis Parkinson and the evangelist Lucian Tapiedi, and discusses the lasting effects…

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Mrs Aileenda Mainori and Mrs Dulcie Siremi talk about the hardships that mothers experienced feeding their children during the war.

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Mrs Janice Jorari tells her story of fleeing the Japanese arrival at Gona, and being protected by the PIB and moved to another village until the war ended.

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Mrs Rosevera Gandari tells the story told to her by her mother about the Japanese landing at Gona and her displacement during the war.

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Mrs Mary Dora Doroda describes fleeing with her parents, their hunger while in the bush, and the food supplies they received at the Inonda care centre. In this interview, Mrs Mavis Tongia begins by reading a story narrated to her by her mother,…

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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 Honar Dogari describes the Japanese landing and living in the bush and then in Inonda care centre.