Browse Interviews (137 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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Leseli Auboti discusses his uncle Iauna Totoala, who was a soldier with the Papuan Infantry Battalion

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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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Chris Abel talks about his uncle Cecil Abel who was involved during the War in supporting the Allied forces in Milne Bay

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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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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.

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Mr Tasman Orere tells his mother's story of working as a laundry girl at Dobuduru during the war.

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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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Mr Ananais Mongagi tells the story of the fierce fighting at Buna and Sanananda, as told to him by his father.

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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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Mr John Francis Ihari recounts witnessing his father's execution at Higaturu during the Second World War.

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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 Nester Ewada describes how her grandmother fled with her mothers from the war at Oro Bay, Northern Province, and how her grandmother tried to keep her daughters safe from assault.

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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.