Orie Kori - Oral History interview recorded on 7 July 2014 at Karakadabu/Depo, Central Province, PNG


Mr Orie Kori tells the story of his father Korie Inara who worked as a scout and carrier for the Australians during the Kokoda Campaign.



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Orie Kori
Father: Korie Inara
Village: Fakonama
My father was a scout, he was a carrier as well. He travelled up the road to Kokoda.
I was small and he told me story, not much could be recalled, he went as far as Buna. Deserted, came home, in fear of his life and came home.
All the wounded were brought home.
He was one of the carriers, the oldest building is still standing. My aunty has some stories.
He has a medal in the house in a box. Wind blew house down my sister got my father's medal. My sister passed away so I do not know what would come about of it.
I do not know if my father would be recognized, but because you all came to record the history of my people that is why I am here.
I am at a place where Australian Army had camped. My village, is here I am one of the Landowners.
It is my land.

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