Browse Interviews (10 total)

  • Tags: Bisiatabu

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Mr Keith Tembure tells the story of his father Dandase Perija who worked as a carrier during World War Two for the Australians and Americans.

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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 Philemon Barminas Ogomei tell the story of his father Paminas Sena Ogomei who was initially recruited as a carrier but then became a member of the Pacific Infantry Battalion. He explains how his father described the work they did as carriers was…

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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 Gai Able Bonga tells the story of his father, Able Bonga who was a policeman during the War and his uncle Uticus who was the housekeeper for Captain Hall.

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Mr Robert Michael Banaga tells the story of his grandfather Augustine Angaro Simbiri who was a member of the Papuan Infantry Battalion (PIB) and was involved with the first PIB action of the War, at Awala on 23 July, 1942.

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Mr Rolf Asi tells the story of his father Asi Fere who was a member of the Papuan Infantry Battalion during World War Two.

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Mr Gideon Warite tells the story of his father Warite Koare who worked as a carrier for the Australians during the War. He also speak about his mother and the other villages having to hide in caves during the War to avoid the fighting.

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Mr Billy Ivai tells the story of what life was like for village people during the War.

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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.