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

Description

Mrs Iorio Toina tells the story of her father Toina Womara who worked as a carrier for the Australians during the War.

Interview

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Transcript:
Toina Womara
War carrier
David Palmer & Mr Kienzle
Ilolo to Owers Corner to Myola and return.
Interviewer: How heavy were they?
I don't know.
Interviewer: What was in the cargo?
Food, both day and night they carried, they were tired.. I don't know.. they were to go to Myola...went up---- from Ilolo to Myola... They were more strong, not like us.
Interviewer: Why are you really here...?
My brother have full stories, I just came to observe, and called to come. I did go over to Murray Barracks to claim for my father's entitlements but did not get any good response from the army.

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Interviewee

Iorio Toina

Interviewee Gender

Interview Date

7/07/2014

Interview Duration

00:08:08:35

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© Deakin University
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Citation

“Iorio Toina - 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/270.

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