Browse Interviews (44 total)

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This is an interview with Muyawa Basinauro and her sister, Ruth Kalo. They discuss their father Giliu Basinauro, who experienced the Japanese invasion of Milne Bay and afterwards participated in the burial of the many soldiers who were killed in the…

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Mrs Margaret Cardigan tells the story of her father Mr Teboina Togilei who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a soldier during the war.

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This is an interview with Norris Cardigan who was six years old when the war came in 1942. She talks about her father, John Pilacapio, who was a carrier for the Allies during the war.

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Mr Tom Dasi tells the story of his father Mr Dasi Besei who join the Papuan Infantry Battalion. He also speaks of how the special powers of the Milne Bay women protected the Papuan men fighting in the war.

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Mrs Aiva Dilenia tells the story of her father Mr Asario Douglas who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a soldier during the war.

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This is an interview with Mrs Tohoa Doilegu and her sister Mrs Sinehile Doilegu. They tell the story of their father, Mr Doilegu Peni, who was a PIB soldier during the war.

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Mrs Priscilla Eddie tells the story about her father who was recruited by the Australians and the American to work 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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Mr Jeffery Evenette tells the story of his father Mr Norman Evenette and other recollections that he has of the war.

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Mrs Veronica Levi tells the story of her father Mr Levi Toesina, who was a driver for the Australians during the war. Her grandmother was able to protect her father during the war by using witchcraft.

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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 Robert Mamaga tells the story of his father Mr Masewa Ubwaubwa who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion and his uncle Mr Ebenesi Nuwauya was recruited as a carrier for the Australians.

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This is an interview with the Palemeni family. Mr Taupili Palemeni and his sisters Mrs Waineuya Kanatupa Palemeni and Mrs Wainoino Palemeni speak about their father Mr Palemeni Litapi who worked with the Coastwatchers during the war.

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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 Petilani Segu tells a story of himself working as a carpenter at a place called Motumotu in Kerema when the war came to the Pacific and how he joined the army to fight in the war.

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This is an interview with Meseko Tobby from Waema village. He talks about his father Tobby Auhewa Anania, who was a PIB soldier 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.

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Mrs Ayuk relates her experiences of both the first and the second second World War. At the time of the first war, she was newly married. It was at time that she witnessed Japanese invasion of Lakurumau. She tells of an experience where (she believed)…

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Mr Jossan tells about what he witnessed with the Japanese when they invaded his village. He also tells of how the Japanese taught some skills to people and how used the people to do different tasks for them as labourers. He also explains how the…

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Mr Kavavu provides an overview of New Ireland's history, before describing his own experiences as a child under Japanese occupation during the war. In this interview, he sings one of the Japanese songs he was taught while at school.