Browse Interviews (28 total)

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

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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 Margaret Embahe tells the story of her parents' life and her own, inclduing her parents' time in Milne Bay during the war, when her father was a teacher evangelist.

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

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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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Mr Minu tells about his father's experiences of the war. These experiences were mainly about how the Americans and Australians aimed to gain territory in Kavieng but since the Japanese landed and claim main Kavieng area, the Americans and Australians…

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Naris Baiko tells the story of his experiences as a child during WWII.

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Don Anian tells the story of his parent's experiences during WWII.

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Mr Lolo Tubaiyodi tells the story of his elder brother Mr Eiya Kaitolewa. Mr Eiya Kaitolewa was recruited by the Australian government to work as a labourer during the war.

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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 Sapiedi Loiyabada was 15 years-old when the war came to Milne Bay and this family were evacuated from their village. His uncle Inudei was recruited to be a PIB solider.

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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.

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Margo Doilegu talks about her childhood memories of what she and her family experienced when the War came to Milne Bay. She also talks about Maiogaru Taulebona.

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Pastor Rima Doboela was 10 years old when the war reached Gamadoudou. He and his family were evacuated from their village until the end of the war. His uncle Mr Gauluwe Weneko was recruited as a carrier for the Australians.

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Mrs Barbra Dayama tells the story of her grandfather Mr Joash Damaya who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a soldier during the war.

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This is an interview with Nigebolena Buama, 92 years old at the time of being interviewed. She is assisted by her daughter Aselika Nailina, as she describes her experiences as a young woman during the war.

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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.

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Mrs Vera Pehara-Irua tells the story of her father, Erua Autembo who worked as a carrier during World War Two.