Browse Interviews (147 total)

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Close relatives of Mr Aisoli Salin talk about his life before, after, and during the War, when he served as a coastwatcher and observed Japanese movements and their treatment of the people of the Tabar Islands, New Ireland Province.

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Mrs Wilma Salin talks about her memories of her late husband, Aisoli Salin, and she is joined and supported by her family members, Mr Alfred Lalu Salin, Mrs Rachael Salin and Mrs Rosie Salin.

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Mrs Esther Lunga, Mr Junias Lunga, Mrs Francesca Kote, Mrs Elsa Telum, Mr Aisoli Topu and Mr Bruno Leto discuss their late family member, Aisoli Salin, and what he did during his life.

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Leseli Auboti discusses his uncle Iauna Totoala, who was a soldier with the Papuan Infantry Battalion

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In this interview, Fred Gerowaga talks about his father, Tiobi Geruwaga, and his uncle, Allen Sene, who was a medical orderly, and their experiences fighting in Bougainville

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Chris Abel talks about his uncle Cecil Abel who was involved during the War in supporting the Allied forces in Milne Bay

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Mrs Mavis Manuda Tongia tells a story on her mother's behalf, about life at the Inonda Camp 3 care centre.

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Mr Tasman Orere tells his mother's story of working as a laundry girl at Dobuduru during the war.

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Mrs Freda Naembo tells her experience as a child fleeing the Japanese landing at Buna, and being in the care of the Australian governor.

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Mr Newman Mongagi tells his father's story of the landing at Sanananda and the deaths of Sanananda people during the war at Veo Point.

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Mr Lucian Mongagi described his experience of the Japanese landing at Sanananda, the Buna and Sanananda communites' experiences of displacement during the War, and the end of the war. Also tells the story of the killing of Sisters Parkinson and…

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Mr Kevin Mongagi, with his son Collin Mongagi, gives his account of the Japanese landing at Buna Sanananda, tells the story of the killing of Sisters May Hayman and Mavis Parkinson and the evangelist Lucian Tapiedi, and discusses the lasting effects…

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Mr Ananais Mongagi tells the story of the fierce fighting at Buna and Sanananda, as told to him by his father.

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Mrs Aileenda Mainori and Mrs Dulcie Siremi talk about the hardships that mothers experienced feeding their children during the war.

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Mr Basil Koe describes his experience as a young boy fleeing the Japanese landing and living in different ANGAU camps.

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Mrs Janice Jorari tells her story of fleeing the Japanese arrival at Gona, and being protected by the PIB and moved to another village until the war ended.

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Mrs Aida Jaruga and Mr David Juraga tell their mother's story on her behalf. Mrs Lilly Jaruga was a young girl who ran into the bush with her family, and grew up during the war. Mrs Lilly Jaruga was present at this interview, surrounded by her…

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Mr John Francis Ihari recounts witnessing his father's execution at Higaturu during the Second World War.

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Mrs Deborah Iagoro tells how her father, an Anglican lay evangelist, continued to serve the Church and his friends during the war.

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Mrs Nester Ewada describes how her grandmother fled with her mothers from the war at Oro Bay, Northern Province, and how her grandmother tried to keep her daughters safe from assault.