Dr Yuriko Nagata speaks to SBS Radio about the dark legacy of Australia’s internment camps
7 May 2017 | News |
When war broke out between Australia and Japan 75 years ago, it had a profound impact on the lives of Japanese civilians living in Australia. The last surviving Nikkei Australians who were interned in camps share their experiences with SBS Radio. Nikkei Australia’s Dr Yuriko Nagata, author of the definitive book on the subject of Japanese internment, Unwanted Aliens: Japanese Internment in Australia
was also interviewed.
Audio story in English with transcript is linked here
Audio story in Japanese is linked here
Australian War Memorial ID 052460 Photo by James Tait; TATURA, VIC. 1943-06-15. JAPANESE INTERNEES OF NO. 4 CAMP, TATURA INTERNMENT GROUP, LINE UP FOR DENTAL PARADE, AT NO. 1 CAMP, TATURA INTERNMENT GROUP. LEFT TO RIGHT:- IJ51698 KURIMOTO; IJ50484 KWIK TIAUW TLIEN;UIJ50439 ANG TOO LAM; IJ50365 SIA TING TJIOE; IJF50651 SATA MASUNO; IJ50504 SAI YO; IJF51803 OSHIRO YOSHI; IJ50298 TAN SWIE PAN; CJF19038 GOTO KIMIKO; CJ18731 MURAYAMA SHIMPEI; LIF50471 SHU GIOK HOEN; QJF16237 YUKAWA CHIE; IJF50455 SAI KAKU SI CHIN KAN; IJF50537 ONG TJOEN HWA.