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Robert Michael Banaga - Oral History interview recorded on 24 May 2014 at Beama, Northern Province, PNG

posted on 2023-03-23, 05:22 authored by Barnabas Orore
Mr Robert Michael Banaga tells the story of his grandfather Augustine Angaro Simbiri who was a member of the Papuan Infantry Battalion (PIB) and was involved with the first PIB action of the War, at Awala on 23 July, 1942.

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 (00:19:30 hours); 1 x MP3; 1 x PDF; 1 x JPG


Banaga, Robert Michael