My name is Timothy Kazuo Steains, I am of Okinawan and white Australian descent, and am 26 years old. I was born in Australia and have always lived here. As a child I attended Konomi Yōchien, and the Sydney Japanese School. I speak conversa
By the time I was born in the early 1960s the long shadow of world war two was starting to fade. The 1950s and 60s saw wave after wave of immigrants arrive in Australia but almost no Asians or Japanese. The white Australia policy still prev
Civilian Internment in Australia during WW2 - history, memories and community heritage: this international symposium was held during Cowra's annual Festival of International Understanding March 6-16, 2014 in Cowra NSW.
On 9 March 2014, an interpretive board detailing the internment of Japanese and nikkei civilians during WWII in Australia was unveiled at the Japanese War Cemetery in Cowra, followed by commemorative ceremonies at the Australian War Cemetery,