Cowra Prisoner of War Camp

Cowra Prisoner of War Camp

Cowra Prisoner of War Camp
4.5
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Bob
Moreland, Australia9 contributions
Great site for historical stories
Jul 2021
Huge area with lots of boards of historical stories bout the camp and subsequent breakout. If you walk around the whole area it will take you over an hour.
Written July 9, 2021
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,040 contributions
Australian Military History
Jun 2021 • Couples
As we didn’t know a lot about this part of Australian military history, it was good to visit the campsite and other sites around Cowra. The local visitors centre has an excellent hologram and display on the Cowra POW Camp. The human stories help bring the story alive. A different time and looking back shows how far we have progressed. Thought provoking and worth seeing.
Thanks for your vote.
Written July 3, 2021
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Barry M
4 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2021
The area was well marked and informative. It covered all sections of the camp, including the Japanese, indonesian, and Italian Prisoners as well as the Garrison Staff.
Written June 16, 2021
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marbelemclaben
Greater Sydney, Australia216 contributions
An absolute must see
May 2021
The history that we often miss - either throughout our schooling - or as adults as we forget to stop and smell the roses dashing from one "tourist attraction " to another surprises me .

Places such as these give you time to reflect on how our nation has been shaped .

Despite the atrocities which occured during the breakout, the area is beautiful and feels very peaceful.

There are some ruins, a replica tower with Information about the event and several notice boards along with audio information.

We thought we would spend an hour here at the max but ended up spending 2 1/2 hours reading everything and wandering the entire loop of the circle that exists.
Written June 7, 2021
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John G
Jamberoo, Australia487 contributions
A good insite into the holding of Japanese and Italian prisoners of war
Apr 2021
We wandered around the area read read the various pices of information. It explained how the Japanese POW's broke out of their jail. Many were killed doing this. Because i know a lot of Japanese people I realised early on this was probably a suicide breakout.
Written May 22, 2021
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oioioi1
Australia350 contributions
Must visit
May 2021 • Couples
Been through Cowra many times but never found this place. So glad we did this time. So much history and well curated with lots of information to explain the history.
Written May 14, 2021
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Hacketteer
Canberra46 contributions
Family connection to the Italian POW camp
May 2021 • Couples
I found this a very interesting & poignant visit, learned more of the history of this camp. My grandfather had been in charge of the Italian camp in the early 1940s so I knew snippets of the history. Sobering but important to think about these moments in history.
Written May 10, 2021
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Katena M
8 contributions
My feelings
Apr 2021
Always wanted to see where my relative was interred. Eerie feeling knowing the history but also learnt more from the information there. Pity no buildings remain. Not to be missed.
Written April 26, 2021
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia1,795 contributions
Must see in Cowra
Apr 2021
This is a site of great significance and a must see in Cowra. The history is so interesting and the site has lots of information boards. We walked around and looked at the remaining ruins f the buildings including the toilet block.
Written April 9, 2021
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AFW01
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
A fabulous visit
Apr 2021
We have been to Cowra three times in the last 30 years and each time the POW camp has been upgraded as an experience. It is a now a very well laid out informative walk. Allow at least 90 minutes.
Written April 4, 2021
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