Kauka Kone - Oral History interview recorded on 7 July 2014 at Karakadabu/Depo, Central Province, PNG

Description

Mrs Kauka Kone tells the story of her father who was a policeman and an interpreter for the Australians during the War.

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Interview

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Transcript:
My father was a policeman, he used to work as an interpreter at Buna, he used to communicate, report, was at Margaret corner, my father used to say there was a machine gun at the place that was where the Army used to come and fight.
He was a village policeman not a carrier. At Manumu- Queen and Donald Cleland came. My father used to live in fear—my mother too had her own story- she used to take us to clinic.my father was happy doing what he used to do but was in great fear.

Interview Topics

Wartime Locations

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Family Relationships

Interviewee

Kauka Kone

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Interviewers

Interview Date

7/07/2014

Interview Duration

00:07:35:22

Rights Holder

© Deakin University
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike licence

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Citation

“Kauka Kone - Oral History interview recorded on 7 July 2014 at Karakadabu/Depo, Central Province, PNG,” Voices from the War, accessed October 23, 2018, http://pngvoices.deakin.edu.au/items/show/257.

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