Voices from the War: Stories from Milne Bay

08 NOVEMBER 2020



This short book comprises some of the experiences and encounters that the people of Milne Bay Province had during the time when World War Two came to Papua New Guinea. The men and women whose stories are included in the book took part in a study during March and April of 2017. They were interviewed by a small team comprising Dr Anne-Dickson Waiko, Mr Keimolo Gima and Ms Elizabeth Taulehebo of the University of Papua New Guinea.



Nolan, Catherine (Editor)

Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership Produced by Deakin University Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Licence

PNG National Museum & Art Gallery – PNGAus Partnership Download free here http://dro.deakin.edu.au/pdfjs/web/viewer.html?file=http://dro.deakin.edu.au/eserv/DU:30122370/nolan-voicesfromthewar-2019.pdf#page=2 (4.42 MB) or visit the Voices from the War website here http://pngvoices.deakin.edu.au/resources to learn more and see other related resources. If you’re in Port Moresby, inquire at the National Museum & Art Gallery or the Australian High Commission for free hard copies.You can also listen to audio recordings of these interviews online here http://pngvoices.deakin.edu.au/ or visit the Be Jijimo Gallery (Oral History Gallery, National Museum & Art Gallery) and listen to the audio recordings on the headset and gallery touchscreens.

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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