|Exhibition 2: Guests and Allies|
Most of the images are from the photographic database of the Australian War Memorial and their generosity and assistance in allowing us to publish these photographs is acknowledged.
This collection is in three sections:
The first section of the exhibition pays tribute to the Indonesian women and children, showing their willingness to embrace a new culture and to play their part in the Australian “war effort”.
Our second section of the exhibition comprises photographs of Indonesian servicemen taken when they were in Australia as our allies, helping to defend Australia against Japanese attack.
The final section of the series shows photographs of those Indonesians whose return to Australia was delayed by a period of detention in Koepang (Kupang).
|Civilian refugees in Port Melbourne|
|Indonesians serving the Allied cause on the sea, land and in the air|
|The Koepang group|