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…
Mr Arthur Solomon was only a child at the age of five years when the war came. His family were living at the Giligili coconut plantation owned by the Lever Brothers where his father used to work as a caretaker of the factory. He tells the story of…
Mrs Baroni Douglas was a young girl at the age of 18 years when the war came. Her peaceful beachside home was invaded by soldiers one quiet evening and changed the lives of her people. She tells the story of how the war affected her family.
Mrs Bigore Mikari tells the story of herself and her family and how the war affected them. She was about three or four years of age when the war came and the whole family left their home and fled to find safety.
Mr Claude Gegera Peututu tells his own story about this experience as a young man being recruited and working as a carrier for the Australians during the Kokoda Campaign. He worked for both the Australians and Americans until the end of the War.
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.
Mr Daniel Periwa tells the story about his father, Periwa Lelewa who was a policeman before the War. During the War he was recruited by the Australians to supervise the carriers and guard Japanese prisoners.