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Sad but interesting

Very informative but sad stories from the past at Cowra. Stories about the Australians caring for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracey B
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Real history!

Very well information on this interesting piece of WW2 history. Great to see what has grown from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ross P
Melbourne, Australia
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Sakura Ave and Evans Street, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative but sad stories from the past at Cowra. Stories about the Australians caring for the Italians and Japanese who were at this camp. Also the sad outcome from the Japanese escape.Worth reading about and exploring the very informative posters and information boards.

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well information on this interesting piece of WW2 history. Great to see what has grown from the “breakout”.

Thank Ross P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea of the Indonesians, Koreans, and Italians who were corralled here with the Japanese. The audio was worthwhile, creating a picture as just a few physical reminders of the camp left to see.

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

The camp is long gone, but the fields where it existed are basically still there sans bulidings, but there are lot of new signs and monuments that help you try to get an understanding of what was there and its History. There is a replica...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

I learnt a lot on the walk around here. We did not know a lot of the history before the walk. Unbelievable to learn about the history that is not talked about a lot. A must visit

Thank Kim H
Reviewed June 4, 2018

From the moment of arrival in the car park you can feel a sense of poignancy as you overview the site of the former camp. A replica guard tower is near the car park. An onsite commentary is automatically activated once you leave the car...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Well worth a visit, signs and information boards set out as you walk along the pathways to where the different camps once stood.

Thank Deetravela
Reviewed May 21, 2018

What a moving experience to visit such an historical site, the guard tower was great with its narrative information as was the the whole compound. A must visit on your trip to Cowra.

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Cowra has and does depicted the 1940's and the 2nd WW prison camp Japanese Italians Indonesians and others were interned for the duration of the war . The Cowra breakout by the Japanese is explained

Thank Irene F
Reviewed May 13, 2018

A well laid out attraction and worth a visit. We found the signage acceptable and were able to visualise the layout of the camp easily.

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Nope, no charge. Gratis. Just find your way there and stroll around the grounds. Fascinating!