Browse Interviews (66 total)

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Mr Kaletau tells about how he witnessed the initial arrival of the Japanese.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 Rosevera Gandari tells the story told to her by her mother about the Japanese landing at Gona and her displacement during the war.

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Mr Elking Doroda recounts a story told to him by his father, about two scouts who assisted the Australian and American troops to get to Buna.

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Mrs Alberta Doiko recounts what her parents told her about the destruction of food gardens and the threat of rape for women during the war.

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Mrs Honar Dogari describes the Japanese landing and living in the bush and then in Inonda care centre.

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Mrs Angela Arasepa tells her parents' experiences of the war in the Central Kaiva area, and the traces of the war left behind.

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Pastor Panambung tells of what he saw and experiences as a young child during the War in 1942 at West Coast, Kavieng and how his father worked for the Japanese as a food carrier.

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He tells about experiences of the invasion by Japanese in his village, how villagers fed the Japanese by selling food to them and make food gardens for them. Villagers were divided into different groups and locations to do certain tasks for them.…