Browse Interviews (17 total)

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Mr Arthur Solomon was only a child at the age of five years when the war came. His family were living at the Giligili coconut plantation owned by the Lever Brothers where his father used to work as a caretaker of the factory. He tells the story of…

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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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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.

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Mr Malvu tells of his family's experiences during war; particularly how the Japanese treated them.

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Pastor Panambung tells of what he saw and experiences as a young child during the War in 1942 at West Coast, Kavieng and how his father worked for the Japanese as a food carrier.

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

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

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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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He tells about experiences of the invasion by Japanese in his village, how villagers fed the Japanese by selling food to them and make food gardens for them. Villagers were divided into different groups and locations to do certain tasks for them.…

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

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Philip Anian tells the story of his experiences as a child during WWII.

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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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Mr Russel Wakidosi was seven years old when the war came to Samarai Island, where he lived with his family.

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Mr Suap tells of his experience of being one of Aisoli Salin's student. He tells of how Aisoli Salin emphasised the importance of education.

Mr Lamangau tells of how he heard about Aisoli Salin when he was a student; he also found Aisoli's book…

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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.