Japanese internment in Australia during WWII

30th October 2022

Join us at Anzac Square Memorial Galleries with special guest Dr Yuriko Nagata – honorary senior research fellow with the School of Languages and Cultures at University of Queensland – as she discusses the internment of Australian Japanese people during WWII and its consequences.

During World War II, many Japanese people were interned in Australia. The purpose of internment was to identify and detain those who threatened the safety or defence of Australia and allay growing public concerns about a Japanese invasion. Most interns were civilian men, but some women and children were also interned in camps around Australia, often in remote locations.

10:30 am – 11:30 am | Anzac Square Memorial Galleries, Brisbane

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