Browse Interviews (23 total)

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Mr Nicholas Wowora tells the story of his father, Conrad Wowora who was recruited by ANGAU to work as a carrier and labourer for the Australian and Americans.

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Mrs Mavis Manuda Tongia tells the story of her father Redmond Lasibari Manuda who was a Medical Orderly during the War. Details of the Higaturu hangings are given.

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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 Tasman Oiko Orere tells the stories of his stepparents. His stepmother Naitameri Oiago Orere, was a laundry girl during the War. His stepfather Oiko Stanley Orere was initially recruited as a carrier but then became a member of the Pacific…

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Mr Charles Ofa tells the story of his father, Vernon Ofa Kiviki who was recruited by ANGAU to work as a carrier during the Kokoda Campaign.

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Mr Dudley Banaga Nongori tells the story of his father-in-law Corporal Depona Doga who was a member of the Papuan Infantry Battalion during World War Two, serving in Bougainville.

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Mr Gilbert Mandio tells the story of his father, Dogari Mandio who was recruited by ANGAU to work as a carrier during the Kokoda Campaign.

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Mr Faola Lehui tells the stories shared by his father, including a story about a lost Australian soldier during the Kokoda Campaign who was led into a cave by a spirit lady. He also speaks of villagers killed by the Japanese.

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Mr Gerald Iwuga tell the story of his father Eric Iwuga who was initially recruited as a carrier but then became a member of the Pacific Infantry Battalion.

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Mr Max Itolo tells the story of his father Corporal Inta Derajinga who was a member of the Papuan Infantry Battalion during World War Two.

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Mrs Sarah Sau Hiari tells the story of her father, Simon Ovamene who worked as a carrier for the Australians during the Kokoda Campaign.

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Mr Maclaren Hiari tells the story of his father, Jude Siroro Kure Hiari who was recruited by ANGAU to work as a carrier during the Kokoda Campaign.

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Mr Carson Hanana tells the story of his grandfather Omota Tarawo who worked as a carrier during the battle of Buna-Sanananda in 1942. His grandfather also worked with the American and Australian engineering units to construct roads, bridges, and…

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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 Michael Esoma speaks about his experience during the War working as a carrier for the Australians during the Kokoda Campaign.

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Mr Matthew Flenders Borari tells the story of his uncle Gomba who was a member of the Papuan Infantry Battalion. He also speaks of his father and mother and how his mother had to protect him by constantly moving to get away from the bombing during…

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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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Mrs Grace Bauba tells the story of her father Bauba Avea who at the start of the War was working as a plantation overseer at Awala. He escaped the advancing Japanese, with the plantation owner Mr Clen Searle and was taken to Australia, where he…

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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.