Australia-Japan Society of NSW

Sydney Launch of Cowra Voices

  • 04 Sep 2019
  • Japan Foundation, Central Park 3F, Sydney

This will be the Sydney launch of Cowra Voices, a storytelling project based in the Central West region of NSW, Australia.

To be launched in August 2019 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Cowra Breakout, Cowra Voices is an audio-visual storytelling app about Cowra’s unique history of civic peace and reconciliation. The stories, which include those of people buried in the Japanese cemetery, are narrated by Cowra community members. 

Cowra Japanese War Cemetery Online Database provides individual information on 524 graves in the Cowra Japanese War Cemetery, located in Cowra, New South Wales. Those buried in the cemetery were Japanese prisoners of war and civilian internees who died in Australia during the Pacific War. This project was commissioned by the Embassy of Japan in Canberra.

Cowra Voices was funded by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Cowra Council; The Bruce and Margaret Weir Trust; The Nancy Shelley Bequest Fund (Quakers Australia); The Japan Foundation, Sydney; and The Cowra Breakout Association. 

There will be a talk and demonstration by the creators.

More details to follow.

About the Society

The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.

AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Tomodachi.

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