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Interesting historical cemetary

The township of Cowra should be commended for their preservation of their dedication to a number of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
karenchaston
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Hanoi, Vietnam
Respectful cemetery area

The Japanese War Cemetery is well kept and laid out. A respectful area for those who died following... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RBN11
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North Lakes, Australia
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Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The township of Cowra should be commended for their preservation of their dedication to a number of people who died during a tumultuous time. Originally an Internment camp and then a POW camp the nearby POW camp housed thousands of POW's. The fateful event that...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank karenchaston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Japanese War Cemetery is well kept and laid out. A respectful area for those who died following the POW camp breakout, so far from their homes. Definitely worth a visit, as well as the POW camp remains

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

We did this area before visiting the POW camp (a must see). The cemetery is simple and well maintained. A poignant reminder of our Australian history from WW2.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dytokyo
Reviewed May 17, 2019

This site was emptied out of most of its material just after the war, leaving just a handful of foundations to help visitors understand the story of this significant site but the walking track through the site now provides a series of interpretative signs that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank brianeO9530JL
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

Found this to be very moving and the perfect place to show respect for those that died so far from home.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

A great tribute to a significant part of Australian history. Well maintained, very peaceful and very respectful to all those who rest here.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank OZtraveller08_8
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Very informative as I did not realise that they were actually soldiers, I always thought that they we’re internees. The cemetery is very beautiful & respectful.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 143debram
Reviewed April 2, 2019

Really enjoyed the half hour spent here as we found it very informative and liked the automatic audio which made it more interesting and a change from constantly reading information.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lurelleb
Reviewed April 2, 2019

The way this war cemetery was set out was very respectful & informative. The information boards as well as the plaques & monuments were very informative & done with taste.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jmhildebrand2017
Reviewed March 10, 2019

How times change & out of the ashes of war positivity & kinship has been made. The rest of the general cemetry needs a clean up Cowra Council.

Date of experience: March 2019
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