Browse Interviews (56 total)

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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.

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Mr Dixie Tamati tells the story of his father Tamati Babo who worked as a carrier for the Australians during the War.

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Mr Dennis Itari tells the story of his grandfather, Soni Goto who worked as a carrier during the battle of Buna-Sanananda in 1942 when the famous George Silk photo of George Whittington and Raphael Oembari was taken.

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Mr David Gill Ipumi tells the story of his father Ipumi who joined the police in 1935. During the War he worked in Wau and Bulolo, as well as behind enemy lines in Salamaua and Lae, reporting on Japanese movements. Later in the War he served at Oro…

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Mr Daniel Periwa tells the story about his father, Periwa Lelewa who was a policeman before the War. During the War he was recruited by the Australians to supervise the carriers and guard Japanese prisoners.

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Mr Claude Gegera Peututu tells his own story about this experience as a young man being recruited and working as a carrier for the Australians during the Kokoda Campaign. He worked for both the Australians and Americans until the end of the War.

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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 Carson Hanana tells the story of his grandfather Omota Tarawo who worked as a carrier during the battle of Buna-Sanananda in 1942. His grandfather also worked with the American and Australian engineering units to construct roads, bridges, and…

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Mr Bore Womara tells the story of his father Womara Wabuta who was a traditional medicine man during the War. He used his skills to heal bullet wounds.

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Mr Billy Ivai tells the story of what life was like for village people 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 Benson Gadova tells the story of his father Gadova Sopa who was a village leader and worked as a carrier for the Australians during World War Two.

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Mr Alphilius Ombari tells the story of his father Ombari Hara who worked as a carrier and a telegraph linesman during the war. He also speaks about his uncle Hara Keno, who was a policemen during World War Two.

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Mr Adam Muriumu tells the story of his father Muriumu Maka who was recruited by the Australians to work as a carrier during the War.