His­tory of camps ex­plored

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

The Tatura and Dis­trict His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety was de­lighted to host Kazuyoshi Mat­sunaga, the Con­sul Gen­eral of Ja­pan, who was very in­ter­ested in the his­tory re­lat­ing to Ja­panese POWs and civil­ian in­ternees held in camps in the area dur­ing the war in Novem­ber.

Ja­panese POWs were held in Camp 13, near Murchi­son, fol­low­ing the in­fa­mous break-out at Cowra, and Ja­panese fam­i­lies were held in Camp 4 near Rush­worth.

Mu­seum of­fi­cials es­corted Mr Mat­sunaga to the site of both camps, which was a pro­duc­tive and en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence for every­one.

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