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Wreck of the Japanese midget submarine sunk in Sydney Harbor aboard a truck enroute between Sydney and Melbourne during an exhibition tour to raise money for the naval relief fund, Australia, Nov 1942

[Photo] Wreck of the Japanese midget submarine sunk in Sydney Harbor aboard a truck enroute between Sydney and Melbourne during an exhibition tour to raise money for the naval relief fund, Australia, Nov 1942

[Photo] Wreck of the Japanese midget submarine sunk in Sydney Harbor aboard a truck enroute between Sydney and Melbourne during an exhibition tour to raise money for the naval relief fund, Australia, Nov 1942 | World War II Database

Bombed House at Bellevue Hill 8th June 1942. During World War II Australia came under direct attack from Japanese Forces. In June of 1942 Japanese submarines shelled Australia's East Coast. The 8th of June 1942 saw a simultaneous attack on Sydney and Newcastle by Japanese submarines. The objective of the Sydney attack was destruction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The attack on Sydney damaged homes in the Eastern suburbs. The Bellevue Hill area was one of the worst hit areas during the…

Australian History Museum

The Australian History Museum is unique in both its collection and its usage, and holds vast collection numbering over 8,000 items reflecting Australia's history from pre-colonization to today and is available for general public and group viewing.

New Guinea. December 1943. Private G. Hull of North Melbourne, Vic, lights a cigarette for a wounded Japanese prisoner of war (POW), lying on a stretcher at a mobile surgical team's headquarters at Kumbarum.

New Guinea. Private G. Hull of North Melbourne, Vic, lights a cigarette for a wounded Japanese ...

New Guinea. December 1943. Private G. Hull of North Melbourne, Vic, lights a cigarette for a wounded Japanese prisoner of war (POW), lying on a stretcher at a mobile surgical team's headquarters at...

Japanese bunker at Buna (top) made from coconut logs, with firing trench at entrance. From Wikipedia.

Japanese bunker at Buna (top) made from coconut logs, with firing trench at entrance. From Wikipedia.

Wreck of the Australian Navy Depot Ship HMAS Kuttabul after being hit by a torpedo during the Japanese Midget Submarine attack at Sydney Harbour NSW on the night of 31st May 1942.

SYDNEY HARBOUR, NSW. WRECK OF THE AUSTRALIAN NAVY DEPOT SHIP HMAS KUTTABUL AFTER BEING HIT BY A ...

A Kittyhawk comes in to land at No. 1 Airstrip, guarded by a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun of the 2/9th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery.

A Kittyhawk comes in to land at No. 1 Airstrip, guarded by a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun of the 2/9th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery.

The Wreck of "HMAS Kuttabul" the morning after the Japanese mini submarine attack on her in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia v@e

The Wreck of "HMAS Kuttabul" the morning after the Japanese mini submarine attack on her in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia v@e

Senior Allied commanders in New Guinea in October 1942. Left to right: Mr Frank Forde (AustralianMinister for the Army); General Douglas MacArthur;General Sir Thomas Blamey; Lieutenant GeneralGeorge C. Kenney; Lieutenant General Edmund Herring; Brigadier General Kenneth Walker

Senior Allied commanders in New Guinea in October 1942. Left to right: Mr Frank Forde (AustralianMinister for the Army); General Douglas MacArthur;General Sir Thomas Blamey; Lieutenant GeneralGeorge C. Kenney; Lieutenant General Edmund Herring; Brigadier General Kenneth Walker

Location of the Kokoda Trail within Territory of Papua, 1942.  From Wikipedia.

Location of the Kokoda Trail within Territory of Papua, 1942. From Wikipedia.

Soldiers of the Australian 39th Battalion in September 1942

Soldiers of the Australian 39th Battalion in September 1942

An Australian soldier inspects Japanese artillery rounds abandoned at Ioribaiwa. These rounds had been carried the length of the track by Japanese soldiers.

An Australian soldier inspects Japanese artillery rounds abandoned at Ioribaiwa. These rounds had been carried the length of the track by Japanese soldiers.

Papuan carriers evacuate Australian casualties on 30 August 1942

Papuan carriers evacuate Australian casualties on 30 August 1942

A sunken ship (MV Neptuna) and burnt-out wharf in Darwin Harbour following the attack. From Wikipedia.

A sunken ship (MV Neptuna) and burnt-out wharf in Darwin Harbour following the attack. From Wikipedia.

Statue in Brisbane, Australia of Raphael Aimbari, an Oro man, leading a blinded Australian soldier during the New Guinea Campaign

Statue in Brisbane, Australia of Raphael Aimbari, an Oro man, leading a blinded Australian soldier during the New Guinea Campaign