Browse Interviews (15 total)

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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 Aileenda Mainori and Mrs Dulcie Siremi talk about the hardships that mothers experienced feeding their children during the war.

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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 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 Dixie Woiwa tells the story of his father and grandfather who worked as carriers during World War Two for the Australians and Americans.

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Mr Gerald Iwuga tell the story of his father Eric Iwuga who was initially recruited as a carrier but then became a member of the Pacific Infantry Battalion.

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Mr Gilbert Mandio tells the story of his father, Dogari Mandio who was recruited by ANGAU to work as a carrier during the Kokoda Campaign.

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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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Mr Lomas Tomu Ani tells the story of his father, Osborne Tonu who was a member of the Papuan Infantry Battalion, and his mother, Ruth Ani who was a laundry worker for the Allies during World War Two.

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Mr Maclaren Hiari tells the story of his father, Jude Siroro Kure Hiari who was recruited by ANGAU to work as a carrier 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 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 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 Stonewigg Haita tells the story of his father-in-law, Haita Perija and his brother Heviki Perija who worked as carriers during the battle of Buna-Sanananda in 1942 when the famous George Silk photo of George Whittington and Raphael Oembari was…

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Mr Siembo, a former Oro Governor, describes his grandfathers experience as a guide for the Japanese, and recounts atrocities experienced by several Oro women and men during the war.