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Cowra Prisoner of War Camp

Sakura Ave and Evans Street, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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It Gets Better Each Time We Visit!

Having spent time exploring the POW Camp location in the past, we were excited to see multiple vast... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bega1508
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Sydney, Australia
Historically significant

It is often our history which dictates our future, this is an exellent example of the why we should... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa T
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Canberra, Australia
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Sakura Ave and Evans Street, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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"information boards"
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"guard tower"
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"audio presentation"
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"watch tower"
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"australian history"
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"excellent information"
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"local council"
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"walking trails"
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"war camp"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having spent time exploring the POW Camp location in the past, we were excited to see multiple vast improvements. We particularly loved the voice over near the guard tower - so much information to digest. Also loved the story boards and tributes. Such an important...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is often our history which dictates our future, this is an exellent example of the why we should never have wars - nobody wins.

Thank Lisa T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting Cowra this is a must see on your list, everyone experiences different feelings and emotions when listening to the story standing near the guard tower, take a walk around were the camp once was and read the story as you go, the venue...More

Thank Michele N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit for all who have an interest in this country and its war history. That this small town played a role in our war history is a credit to the people who lived here. It is a sombe reminder of the second world...More

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As my wife and I traveled around central NSW we came across another piece of history. The site of the largest Prisoner of war breakout in modern history . Though the huts and fences are now long gone a mock guard tower is set up...More

Thank steve w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A part of history that could have easily been forgotten but has turned into a reason for co-operation between the people of Cowra and Japan. A site worth visiting just to take it all in, read the information boards and just walk around. Not much...More

Thank dagebow
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The info boards here are very good. While there is not much to physically see of the old pow camp if you use your imagination as you walk around its not hard to visualise what the men or families who ended up here perhaps went...More

Thank nikki b
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

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
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

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

Thank Ross P
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

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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Kirsty J
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Jason R | Reviewed this property |
Nope, no charge. Gratis. Just find your way there and stroll around the grounds. Fascinating!
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