Browse Interviews (19 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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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 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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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.

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This is an interview with the Palemeni family. Mr Taupili Palemeni and his sisters Mrs Waineuya Kanatupa Palemeni and Mrs Wainoino Palemeni speak about their father Mr Palemeni Litapi who worked with the Coastwatchers during the war.

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This is an interview with Moki Malaila, who talks about his father Nehemiah Malaila, who was a PIB soldier during the war and fought in Bougainville.

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Mr Julian Justus Eroro tells the story of his father Mr Justus Eroro who was recruited by the Australian army as a native soldier and fought during the war.

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In this interview, Timo Deiwili talks about his uncle Barnaba Ou, who was a carpenter employed by ANGAU to construct buidings at the bases in Milne Bay during the war.

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Mr Matthew Ware tells the story of his father Ware Toja and his uncle Jawoambu Toja who worked as carriers during World War Two.

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Mrs Mavis Manuda Tongia tells the story of her father Redmond Lasibari Manuda who was a Medical Orderly during the War. Details of the Higaturu hangings are given.

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Mr Bernard Oanda tells the story of his father, Oanda Ferepa who worked as a carrier during World War Two.

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Mr Ivan Nitua tells the story of his father worked as a carrier for the Australians during World War Two. He speaks of the effect the War had on villagers.

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Mr David Gill Ipumi tells the story of his father Ipumi who joined the police in 1935. During the War he worked in Wau and Bulolo, as well as behind enemy lines in Salamaua and Lae, reporting on Japanese movements. Later in the War he served at Oro…

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Mr Michael Esoma speaks about his experience during the War working as a carrier for the Australians during the Kokoda Campaign.

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Mr Matthew Flenders Borari tells the story of his uncle Gomba who was a member of the Papuan Infantry Battalion. He also speaks of his father and mother and how his mother had to protect him by constantly moving to get away from the bombing during…

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Mr Robert Michael Banaga tells the story of his grandfather Augustine Angaro Simbiri who was a member of the Papuan Infantry Battalion (PIB) and was involved with the first PIB action of the War, at Awala on 23 July, 1942.

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Mr Moses Seni tells the story of his grandfather Seru Sapate who worked as a carrier for the Australians during the Kokoda Campaign.

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Mrs Inoa Bobogi Ovia tells the story of her father Oga Bobogi (Laila Kokoni) who was recruited to worked as a carrier for the Australians during World War Two. Mrs Ovia also explains the meaning of fuzzy wuzzy in the Koiari language.

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Mr Geoffry Meia tells the story of his father Meia Wai who was only a teenager when he was recruited by the Australians to work as carrier during the Kokoda Campaign.