Browse Interviews (13 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 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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Mrs Aida Jaruga and Mr David Juraga tell their mother's story on her behalf. Mrs Lilly Jaruga was a young girl who ran into the bush with her family, and grew up during the war. Mrs Lilly Jaruga was present at this interview, surrounded by her…

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Mrs Nester Ewada describes how her grandmother fled with her mothers from the war at Oro Bay, Northern Province, and how her grandmother tried to keep her daughters safe from assault.

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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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Mrs Asi shared accounts of what she first saw when the Americans bombed the places around her village because the Japanese were based here- Lakurumau. She witnessed these as a little girl. Her family fled into the bush. She also told of how the…

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Mrs Margaret Cardigan tells the story of her father Mr Teboina Togilei who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a soldier during the war.

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Mr Nuwaselo Nuwapai tells the story of a fearless warrior called Sikana. He was a strong masculine soldier who helped the Japanese fight in the war and also known to be the flag bearer of the Japanese army.

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Mr Claude Gegera Peututu tells his own story about this experience as a young man being recruited and working as a carrier for the Australians during the Kokoda Campaign. He worked for both the Australians and Americans until the end of the War.

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Mr Benson Gadova tells the story of his father Gadova Sopa who was a village leader and worked as a carrier for the Australians during World War Two.

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Mr Lancelot Dauma Jr tells story of his grandfather Alwin Darisupa Diambu who with his brother, Mapusa Dandusei, were recruited by ANGAU to work as labourers and carriers with the American allied forces during World War Two.

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Mr Lomas Tomu Ani tells the story of his father, Osborne Tonu who was a member of the Papuan Infantry Battalion, and his mother, Ruth Ani who was a laundry worker for the Allies during World War Two.

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Mr Geoffry Meia tells the story of his father Meia Wai who was only a teenager when he was recruited by the Australians to work as carrier during the Kokoda Campaign.