Exhibition 2: Guests and Allies


The Guests and Allies Exhibition acknowledges those Indonesians who came to Australia either as part of the Netherlands East Indies Armed Services or as refugees.

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

 
Civilian refugees in Port Melbourne
 


‘Dutch evacuees’ relief’,
Argus (Melbourne, Vic.),
no. 29818,
19 March 1942, p. 6.


‘Javanese find accommodation’,
Argus (Melbourne, Vic.),
no. 29841,
16 April 1942, p. 5
.


‘Photo: From Sumatra’,
Argus (Melbourne, Vic.),
no. 29842,
17 April 1942, p. 6.


141122


141498


Photo taken by Dr E Sally
Vickery of a poster of
Roemah Indonesia, originally
taken by Mas Kartomi.



Indonesians serving the Allied cause on the sea, land and in the air
 


029303


094164


029296


029299


014511


120786


120197


113765


139468


139885


138602


014516


011779/36


017628


121510

 
The Koepang group


125763


125764