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Life at Torokina in World War II: Bob's Story

History 10

Join Bob Lominga as he takes you on a journey from when he enlisted to being back in Brisbane when the Japanese surrendered. Bob talks about life during training and what it was like at Torokina, Bougainville, New Guinea where he was stationed during World War II.


"They used to sit on one side of one hill and we were on the other hill."


Year level




Cross Curriculum Priority

done Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

done Sustainability

done Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia

General capabilities

done Literacy

done Numeracy

done ICT Capability

done Critical and Creative Thinking

done Personal and Social Capability

done Ethical Understanding

done Intercultural Understanding


Overview of the causes and course of World War II.


The impact of World War II, with a particular emphasis on the Australian home front, including the changing roles of women and use of wartime government controls (conscription, manpower controls, rationing and censorship).