David Marsh

Ethel Dreda Arek - 00:32:20

Ethel Dreda Arek

Ethel Arek describes the time in 1968 that her husband was summoned by the District Commissioner David Marsh to go to a meeting to discuss joining New Guinea and Papua where John Maneke represented New Guinea and Paulus Arek represented Papua. On the agenda was Independence which Paulus thought PNG was not yet ready for.

Ted Diro - 01:01:06

Ted Diro

Ted Diro discusses his role in avoiding military trouble at independence and his view that the military prepare a country for democracy as outlined in his Portsea thesis on the significance of the defence force in an independent Papua New Guinea. He discusses his troubles over the Rumkorem affair.

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