Browse Interviews (57 total)

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Mr Charles Ofa tells the story of his father, Vernon Ofa Kiviki who was recruited by ANGAU to work as a carrier during the Kokoda Campaign.

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Mr Philemon Barminas Ogomei tell the story of his father Paminas Sena Ogomei who was initially recruited as a carrier but then became a member of the Pacific Infantry Battalion. He explains how his father described the work they did as carriers was…

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Mr Alphilius Ombari tells the story of his father Ombari Hara who worked as a carrier and a telegraph linesman during the war. He also speaks about his uncle Hara Keno, who was a policemen during World War Two.

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Mr Tasman Oiko Orere tells the stories of his stepparents. His stepmother Naitameri Oiago Orere, was a laundry girl during the War. His stepfather Oiko Stanley Orere was initially recruited as a carrier but then became a member of the Pacific…

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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.

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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.

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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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Mr Keith Tembure tells the story of his father Dandase Perija who worked as a carrier during World War Two for the Australians and Americans.

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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 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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Mr Nicholas Wowora tells the story of his father, Conrad Wowora who was recruited by ANGAU to work as a carrier and labourer for the Australian and Americans.

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Mr Adrian Boitewa retells the story of his grand uncle (his mother's mother's brother) Mr Bedaiyelo Lobeseni. He was a recruited by the Australian and American allies as a cook during the war.

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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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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 Dago Philemon tells the story of his father who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a soldier during the war.

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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 Philip Tuleya tells the story of his father Mr Tuleya Ilaitia who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a driver and afterwards joined the army during the war.