Matilda Pilacapio - 00:28:21

Matilda Pilacapio

Matilda Pilacapio recalls that during the 1968 election she voted for John Guise. She describes his leadership style as humble, eating brown rice and bully beef during his campaigning and travelling on the copra boats. She recalls that he would wear a t-shirt and brown khaki half-tone shorts and campaign on the beach. She states that in the house of assembly he would challenge anybody and recalls him taking on Bishop David Hand. She recalled that that Bishop Hand also wore khaki clothes, trying to look more like a patrol officer than a bishop.

Ted Diro - 00:37:36

Ted Diro

Ted Diro makes observations on how the military structures began to change pre-independence, stating that both he and Patterson Lowa were groomed to be commander. He states that the independence messages were coming from the United Nations, and that the military culture regarded many proponents as rabble rousers who were creating instability.

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