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Grace Bauba - Oral History interview recorded on 23 May 2014 at Kokoda Station, Northern Province, PNG

posted on 2023-03-27, 22:53 authored by Barnabas Orore
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 recorded messages intended for people living under Japanese occupation.

PNG Voices from the War is supported through the Papua New Guinea-Australia Decentralisation and Citizen Participation Partnership. The content is owned by the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery, and hosted by Deakin University.

Visit the Voices from the War website - - to access all the interviews and to learn more about the impact of World War 2 on Papua New Guinea.



Deakin University

Place of publication

Geelong, Victoria

Open access

  • Yes

Material type



1 x WAV (00:31:55 hours); 1 x MP3; 1 x PDF; 1 x JPG


Bauba, Grace