Browse Interviews (55 total)

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Chris Abel talks about his uncle Cecil Abel who was involved during the War in supporting the Allied forces in Milne Bay

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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 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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Mr Basil Koe describes his experience as a young boy fleeing the Japanese landing and living in different ANGAU camps.

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Mrs Deborah Iagoro tells how her father, an Anglican lay evangelist, continued to serve the Church and his friends during the war.

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Mrs Margaret Embahe tells the story of her parents' life and her own, inclduing her parents' time in Milne Bay during the war, when her father was a teacher evangelist.

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

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Pastor Panambung tells of what he saw and experiences as a young child during the War in 1942 at West Coast, Kavieng and how his father worked for the Japanese as a food carrier.

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He tells about experiences of the invasion by Japanese in his village, how villagers fed the Japanese by selling food to them and make food gardens for them. Villagers were divided into different groups and locations to do certain tasks for them.…

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Mr Jossan tells about what he witnessed with the Japanese when they invaded his village. He also tells of how the Japanese taught some skills to people and how used the people to do different tasks for them as labourers. He also explains how the…

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Mrs Ayuk relates her experiences of both the first and the second second World War. At the time of the first war, she was newly married. It was at time that she witnessed Japanese invasion of Lakurumau. She tells of an experience where (she believed)…

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John Yawe tells the story of his parent's experiences during WWII.

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Naris Baiko tells the story of his experiences as a child during WWII.

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Don Anian tells the story of his parent's experiences during WWII.

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Mr Philip Tuleya tells the story of his father Mr Tuleya Ilaitia who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a driver and afterwards joined the army during the war.

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Mr Joe Tore tells the stories of his uncle Mr Gilbert Toroigawa and his father Mr Apeka Toroigawa. His uncle was a labourer who was captured by the Japanese but escaped and was then recruited by the Australian army as a driver during the war. His…

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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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This is an interview with the Palemeni family. Mr Taupili Palemeni and his sisters Mrs Waineuya Kanatupa Palemeni and Mrs Wainoino Palemeni speak about their father Mr Palemeni Litapi who worked with the Coastwatchers during the war.

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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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In this interview, Mary Lucy Goelu describes how frightened she was as a child when the war came to her village in Milne Bay, and what her family needed to do in order to survive during the war.