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

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Mr Seba Orogu tells the story of his father Orogu Seba who joined the Papuan Infantry Battalion during the War.

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Transcript:
Seba Orogu
Father: Orogu Seba
Role: Cook
Village: Sirinumu

He served in the Kokoda area

Manpower was short so he took him to join the army. He signed an agreement paper to become a soldier. I was in town rushed and did not bring his documents. When war broke out in Kokoda and Buna he took part. He did not experience any wound. The treatment was good by the Australian Army.

We waited for him to be compensated but to date nothing else came as he had already passed away.

Exact stories of my father: none –some of my relatives may know

Want Australian government to compensate my people.

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Seba Orogu

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Interview Date

7/07/2014

Interview Duration

00:09:58

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© Deakin University
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“Seba Orogu - 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/267.

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