Browse Interviews (47 total)

  • Tags: Milne Bay

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Mr Adrian Boitewa retells the story of his grand uncle (his mother's mother's brother) Mr Bedaiyelo Lobeseni. He was a recruited by the Australian and American allies as a cook during 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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Mrs Anna Peter was 12 years old when the war came to Milne Bay. She and her family had to move away from their home to safer a place. She tells of her experience during the war.

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Mrs Annette Popoyou tells the story of her brother Mr Tobby Auhewa Anania who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a soldier during the war.

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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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Mrs Barbra Dayama tells the story of her grandfather Mr Joash Damaya who was recruited by the Papuan Infantry Battalion as a soldier during the war.

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Mrs Baroni Douglas was a young girl at the age of 18 years when the war came. Her peaceful beachside home was invaded by soldiers one quiet evening and changed the lives of her people. She tells the story of how the war affected her family.

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Mrs Bigore Mikari tells the story of herself and her family and how the war affected them. She was about three or four years of age when the war came and the whole family left their home and fled to find safety.

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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 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 Galahodi Delidelito tells the story of his two grandfathers namely Panuela Laulauaga (his father's father) and Mado Fanohi (his mother's father). Mr Panuela Laulauaga was recruited as a carrier while Mr Mado Fanohi a carrier and butcher of the…

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Mrs Gauri Kumaina was just a little girl when the war came. She tells the story of her family and their involvement in the war.

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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 Jeffery Evenette tells the story of his father Mr Norman Evenette and other recollections that he has of the war.

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Mr Joe Tore tells the stories of his uncle Mr Gilbert Toroigawa and his father Mr Apeka Toroigawa. His uncle was a labourer who was captured by the Japanese but escaped and was then recruited by the Australian army as a driver during the war. His…

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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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This is an interview with Laudiyole Lolo as recollected by her daughter Milio Lolo. She tells the story of her uncle who was recruited as a labourer during the war.

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Mr Lolo Tubaiyodi tells the story of his elder brother Mr Eiya Kaitolewa. Mr Eiya Kaitolewa was recruited by the Australian government to work as a labourer during the war.

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This is an interview with Maiogaru Luke and her sister Lydia Bernard. They tell the story of their grandmother Maiogaru who was a nurse during the war.

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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.