Browse Interviews (97 total)

  • Tags: Papua New Guinea

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Mr Elking Doroda recounts a story told to him by his father, about two scouts who assisted the Australian and American troops to get to Buna.

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Mrs Alberta Doiko recounts what her parents told her about the destruction of food gardens and the threat of rape for women during the war.

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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 John Yip gave some accounts of details of World War II as told him by his father.

Mr John Mark tells stories about his uncle's involvement in World War II; his uncle helped the Americans and was based in Emira.

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Mr Suap tells of his experience of being one of Aisoli Salin's student. He tells of how Aisoli Salin emphasised the importance of education.

Mr Lamangau tells of how he heard about Aisoli Salin when he was a student; he also found Aisoli's book…

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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 Minu tells about his father's experiences of the war. These experiences were mainly about how the Americans and Australians aimed to gain territory in Kavieng but since the Japanese landed and claim main Kavieng area, the Americans and Australians…

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Chief Maris tells of stories told to him by his parents of how the Japanese mistreated his people through cheap labour.

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Mr Malvu tells of his family's experiences during war; particularly how the Japanese treated them.

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Mr Leto tells about his relationship to Aisoli (elder brother) and clarifies the ancestoral background of Aisoli Salin's family and the chief status.

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He shares his father's experiences of the war; how he was imprisoned because he was found to be of mixed parentage (Chinese/New Ireland). He also states somes experiences of how imprisoned locals in the cave, how they were beheaded and how one local…

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Mr Kavavu provides an overview of New Ireland's history, before describing his own experiences as a child under Japanese occupation during the war. In this interview, he sings one of the Japanese songs he was taught while at school.

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