Stories Through Memories: An oral history project sharing stories through the memories of survivors who witnessed the tumultuous events of WWII in Brunei Darussalam and Northern Borneo (Dec 1941 - June 1945).
|Duration:||July 2014 - Dec 2020|
|Funding:||With financial support from the University Brunei Daarussalam – Research Grants UBD/PNC2/2/RG1(216) and UBD/PNC2/2/RG1(304)|
|Academic Group:||Social Sciences|
|Key Words:||World War Two, Japanese Occupation, Australian Imperial Forces, Oral History, Brunei Darussalam, Borneo, Documentary, Multi-lingual|
Multi-lingual oral history research exploring the experiences of those who witnessed World War Two in Brunei Darussalam and Northern Borneo, particularly the last weeks of fighting between Japanese occupying forces, Bornean locals and the Australian Armed Forces.
WWII historians of the region have focused on military operations and P.O.W. atrocities while overlooking local voices. In the course of describing their WWII experiences these local interviewees also reveal much of their own values and traditions. Our multi-lingual oral history interviews are bringing their stories to light, including:
James Cook University, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Australian High Commission to Brunei Darussalam, Australian Department of Veterans Affairs, Australian War Memorial, Brunei Museums, Brunei History Centre, Brunei Shell.
Key contact: Principal Investigator Dr Janet Marles at firstname.lastname@example.org