Browse Interviews (30 total)

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Mr Kaletau tells about how he witnessed the initial arrival of the Japanese.

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Close relatives of Mr Aisoli Salin talk about his life before, after, and during the War, when he served as a coastwatcher and observed Japanese movements and their treatment of the people of the Tabar Islands, New Ireland Province.

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Mrs Wilma Salin talks about her memories of her late husband, Aisoli Salin, and she is joined and supported by her family members, Mr Alfred Lalu Salin, Mrs Rachael Salin and Mrs Rosie Salin.

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Mrs Esther Lunga, Mr Junias Lunga, Mrs Francesca Kote, Mrs Elsa Telum, Mr Aisoli Topu and Mr Bruno Leto discuss their late family member, Aisoli Salin, and what he did during his life.

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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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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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Mr John Francis Ihari recounts witnessing his father's execution at Higaturu during the Second World War.

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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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Mr Damien Dogari talks about his father, uncles' and grandmother's experience of the Japanese landing, and the role his father and another local man played as scouts for the Americans. Also dscusses the tourist industry today.

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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 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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Mrs Annette Popoyou tells the story of her brother Mr Tobby Auhewa Anania who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a soldier during the war.

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Mrs Anna Peter was 12 years old when the war came to Milne Bay. She and her family had to move away from their home to safer a place. She tells of her experience during 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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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.

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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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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.