Another forgotten story

“When it comes to Papua New Guinea, Kokoda or other military campaigns are considered far higher, and the stories of civilians have been pushed into the background …”

“Just before the Japanese occupied New Guinea, there was a desperate scramble to get out white women and children, it was an epic evacuation but people of colour were left behind, that means the Chinese, Malay and the children of mixed heritage.”

Christine Christine Winter, a Flinders University historian specialising in the German history of the Pacific, see https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-forgotten-story-of-the-civilian-prisoners-of-war-who-survived-in-the-pacific

When it is available soon, Wendy Glassby’s novel Between, the story of an ethnically blended family (the Seetos) and their perspective of being located caught between the hierarchies of the colonial society of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

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