Browse Interviews (50 total)

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Mr Lancelot Dauma Jr tells story of his grandfather Alwin Darisupa Diambu who with his brother, Mapusa Dandusei, were recruited by ANGAU to work as labourers and carriers with the American allied forces during World War Two.

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Mr Kone Daube tells the story of his grandfather Marioori Mokuta who worked as a labourer for the Australians and his father who was a teenager during the War.

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Mrs Kekeni Misika shares her story of being a young girl during the War and what it was like living in the village during the Kokoda Champaign. Mrs Misika also speaks about relatives who were killed by the Japanese.

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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 John Auda Arue tells the story of his father who joined the Papuan Infantry Battalion during the War.

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Mr Joel Enda Taira Sanata tells his own story of being a child when Japanese forces cam to their village. His father Taira Sarua Sanata was taken by the Japanese to be a guide in the Kokoda Campaign. His brother was executed at Higaturu.

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Mr Jerry Dimuda tells the story of his father Dimuda Niligi who was a carrier and scout /policeman who looked after the Egulu clan during the Kokoda Campaign.

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Mr Ivan Nitua tells the story of his father worked as a carrier for the Australians during World War Two. He speaks of the effect the War had on villagers.

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Mr Ivan Bohura tells the story of his father, Mealo Iluvi and his uncle Kesia who worked as a carriers for the Australians during the Kokoda Campaign. Mr Bohura also speaks about the Lost Battlefield.

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Mrs Inoa Bobogi Ovia tells the story of her father Oga Bobogi (Laila Kokoni) who was recruited to worked as a carrier for the Australians during World War Two. Mrs Ovia also explains the meaning of fuzzy wuzzy in the Koiari language.

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Mr Hawala Laula shares his own story of being a teenager during the War and what it was like living in a village during the Kokoda Campaign.

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Mrs Grace Bauba tells the story of her father Bauba Avea who at the start of the War was working as a plantation overseer at Awala. He escaped the advancing Japanese, with the plantation owner Mr Clen Searle and was taken to Australia, where he…

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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 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 Geoffry Meia tells the story of his father Meia Wai who was only a teenager when he was recruited by the Australians to work as carrier during the Kokoda Campaign.

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Mr Gai Able Bonga tells the story of his father, Able Bonga who was a policeman during the War and his uncle Uticus who was the housekeeper for Captain Hall.

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Mr Faola Lehui tells the stories shared by his father, including a story about a lost Australian soldier during the Kokoda Campaign who was led into a cave by a spirit lady. He also speaks of villagers killed by the Japanese.

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Fabian Jawoambu tells the story of his father Jawoambu Toja who worked as a carrier during World War Two.

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Mr Dudley Banaga Nongori tells the story of his father-in-law Corporal Depona Doga who was a member of the Papuan Infantry Battalion during World War Two, serving in Bougainville.

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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.