Browse Interviews (157 total)

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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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Mr Ian I Bali tells the story of his grandfather Orogu who worked as a cook and then enlisted in the Papuan Infantry Battalion during the War.

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

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Mr Ivan Bohura tells the story of his father, Mealo Iluvi and his uncle Kesia who worked as a carriers for the Australians during the Kokoda Campaign. Mr Bohura also speaks about the Lost Battlefield.

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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 Jack Oga tells the story of his father, Oga Bobogi (Jack) who worked as a carrier and cook for the Australians.

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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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Mr Jerry Dimuda tells the story of his father Dimuda Niligi who was a carrier and scout /policeman who looked after the Egulu clan during the Kokoda Campaign.

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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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Mr Joe Tore tells the stories of his uncle Mr Gilbert Toroigawa and his father Mr Apeka Toroigawa. His uncle was a labourer who was captured by the Japanese but escaped and was then recruited by the Australian army as a driver during the war. His…

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Mr Joel Enda Taira Sanata tells his own story of being a child when Japanese forces cam to their village. His father Taira Sarua Sanata was taken by the Japanese to be a guide in the Kokoda Campaign. His brother was executed at Higaturu.

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Mr John Auda Arue tells the story of his father who joined the Papuan Infantry Battalion during the War.

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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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He shares his father's experiences of the war; how he was imprisoned because he was found to be of mixed parentage (Chinese/New Ireland). He also states somes experiences of how imprisoned locals in the cave, how they were beheaded and how one local…

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John Yawe tells the story of his parent's experiences during WWII.

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Mr John Yip gave some accounts of details of World War II as told him by his father.

Mr John Mark tells stories about his uncle's involvement in World War II; his uncle helped the Americans and was based in Emira.

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

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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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Mr Kala Meia tells the story of his father Kariki Ada who worked as a carrier for the Australians during the War.