WWII

For Australia, involvement in WWII began well before the outbreak of hostilities in Europe. The activities of Chinese groups in Australia such as the KMT and the Chinese Youth League were an important aspect of the way Australia related to the region from 1931 onwards, as was intelligence activity by and about Japan. As with the WWI situation on internees in Australia, German, Italian, Indonesian, Chinese and Japanese internees/PoWs during WWII left letters, images and diaries from Australian internment camps. Other exiles, refugees and temporary groups in Australia, notably Dutch and Indonesians, documented their presence in Australia through both private and public sources.

From the archive Filter this collection

World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
Swedish, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
Settlement
English, Chinese
Powerhouse Museum
World War II
German
Australian National Maritime Museum
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Hungarian, German, English
State Library of Western Australia
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
German, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War I
German
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
Settlement
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
World War I
English, Russian, French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
German
State Library of Victoria
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
English, Russian
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Russian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Finnish, Swedish
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
Settlement
Chinese, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia
Settlement
German, English
State Library of Victoria
World War II
German, English
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
English, Spanish
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German
Australian National Maritime Museum
World War II
German, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German
Sydney Jewish Museum
World War II
German
Sydney Jewish Museum
World War II
German
National Library of Australia
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
English, Japanese
Australian War Memorial
World War II
German, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German
Jewish Museum of Australia
World War II
English, Italian
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
Settlement
Italian, English
National Library of Australia
World War II
Japanese, English
National Archives of Australia
World War II
English, French, German, Hebrew
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
English, Russian, German
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Japanese
Australian War Memorial
Settlement
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Japanese, English
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
Italian
Australian War Memorial
Settlement
French
Tasmanian Archives
National boundaries
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German
Australian War Memorial
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
Hungarian
Sydney Jewish Museum
Settlement
Italian, German, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
Spanish, English, French, German
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
English, Yiddish, Spanish
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
English, Dutch
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
National boundaries
Spanish, English
State Library of Victoria
World War I
German
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
English, Spanish
The University of Sydney
World War II
German, French, English, Spanish, Italian
Western Australia Museum
World War II
German, English
State Library of Victoria
World War II
Japanese
Japanese Diet Library
World War II
English, Malay, Dutch
Australian War Memorial
World War II
English, Chinese
Australian War Memorial
National boundaries
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
Italian
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
English, Italian
State Library of Victoria
World War II
Italian
Co.As.It
World War II
Latvian
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
Dutch
Australian War Memorial
World War II
German
Jewish Museum of Australia
Settlement
Yiddish, English
Jewish Museum of Australia
World War II
German
Jewish Museum of Australia
World War II
German
National Library of Australia
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
Italian, English
State Library of Victoria
World War II
German, English
State Library of Queensland
World War II
German
Jewish Museum of Australia
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German
Sydney Jewish Museum
World War I
Polish
State Library of South Australia
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
National boundaries
Latvian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German, English
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
Italian, English
State Library of Western Australia
World War I
German
State Library of Victoria
World War II
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Japanese
State Library of Victoria
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
English, Japanese
State Library of Queensland
World War II
Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Malay, Portuguese, Dutch, English
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
German, English
State Library of Western Australia
World War II
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
English, Italian
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Malay
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Italian
ADN Archivio Diaristico Nazionale
World War II
Italian
State Archives of New South Wales
World War II
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Italian
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Spanish, English
State Library of Western Australia
World War II
German, English, French, Latin
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
English, French
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War I
Italian
State Library of Queensland
World War II
English, Italian
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War I
German, English
State Library of South Australia
World War II
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Russian, English
State Library of Queensland
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German, Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
German, English
National Archives of Australia
World War II
German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Greek (Modern), English
State Library of Victoria
World War II
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Hungarian
Sydney Jewish Museum
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
English, German
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German, English, Hebrew
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German
State Library of Victoria
World War II
Chinese, English
Queensland Museum
World War II
German, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Japanese
Northern Territory Library
World War II
Italian
ADN Archivio Diaristico Nazionale
World War I
English, Italian
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Polish, German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Latvian, English
State Library of Queensland
World War II
Indonesian
National Archives of Australia, Melbourne
World War II
French, English
National Archives of Australia, Melbourne
World War II
German, French, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German
State Library of Victoria
World War II
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Italian, Japanese
Australian War Memorial
World War II
English, Russian
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German
Sydney Jewish Museum
World War II
German
Sydney Jewish Museum
World War II
Dutch, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Polish, English
State Library of Western Australia
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
English, Indonesian, Dutch, Malay, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi
National Library of Australia
World War II
Chinese
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Japanese
Queensland's Archives
World War II
Chinese
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Japanese, English
Bendigo Military Museum
World War II
Czech, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
English, Italian, German
Australian War Memorial
World War II
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
English, French
State Library of Queensland
Settlement
English, German, Russian
State Library of Western Australia
World War II
English, German, Dutch
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Latvian, English
State Library of South Australia
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
Italian, English
National Archives of Australia
World War II
Italian
ADN Archivio Diaristico Nazionale
World War II
Italian
Australian War Memorial
World War II
English, Italian
Library Association of Australia. New South Wales Branch
World War II
Estonian, English
State Library of Western Australia
National boundaries
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
English, Dutch
State Library of Queensland
World War II
Japanese, English
State Library of South Australia
World War II
English, Japanese
Bendigo Military Museum
World War II
German
Jewish Museum of Australia
World War II
English, German
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
German
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
German
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
German
Sydney Jewish Museum
World War II
German, Yiddish
Sydney Jewish Museum
World War II
German
The University of Sydney
World War II
German
Sydney Jewish Museum
World War II
Italian, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
German
Sydney Jewish Museum
World War II
German
Australian National Maritime Museum
World War II
German
Australian National Maritime Museum
World War II
German
Australian National Maritime Museum
World War II
Chinese, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Italian
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Latvian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
English, Dutch
Australian War Memorial
World War I
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Italian, English
State Library of Western Australia
National boundaries
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German, English
National Archives of Australia
National boundaries
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Italian, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
English, Italian
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Croatian, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
English, French, German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German, English
State Library of South Australia
World War II
German, English
National Library of Australia
World War II
English, Dutch
Western Australia Museum
World War II
German, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
Croatian, English
State Library of Western Australia
World War II
Japanese
National Archives of Australia
National boundaries
English, French
National Library of Australia
World War II
German, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
Settlement
Japanese, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Italian
National Archives of Australia
World War II
Italian, English
National Archives of Australia
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Adelaide
World War II
German, English
National Library of Australia
World War II
Dutch, English
State Library of Queensland
World War II
English, Dutch, Indonesian
State Library of Western Australia
World War I
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Latvian
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
Japanese
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
Dutch, English
State Library of Victoria
World War II
Estonian, German
Australian National Maritime Museum
World War II
Dutch, Indonesian, English, Esperanto, Italian
Sydney Jewish Museum
Settlement
English, German
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
World War II
German
Jewish Museum of Australia
World War II
German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
Greek (Modern)
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Italian
ADN Archivio Diaristico Nazionale
World War II
Italian
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Japanese
Bendigo Military Museum
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia
World War II
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German, English
State Library of Victoria
World War II
English, Japanese
State Library of Western Australia
World War II
German, English
National Library of Australia
World War II
French, English, Italian
State Library of Victoria
World War II
English, German
National Library of Australia
Settlement
German, English
State Library of South Australia
Settlement
Dutch, English, French
National Library of Australia
World War I
German, English
National Library of Australia
World War II
German, English
State Library of South Australia
World War II
Slovenian, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
German, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
Welsh, English
National Library of Australia
World War II
Slovak, English
State Library of South Australia
World War II
English, German
National Library of Australia
Settlement
English, Italian, German
National Library of Australia
World War II
German, English
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
Chinese, English
National Library of Australia
World War II
German, English
State Library of South Australia
Settlement
Hungarian, English
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
Chinese, English
National Library of Australia
Settlement
German, English
State Library of South Australia
Settlement
English, French, Italian
National Library of Australia
World War II
German, English
State Library of Victoria
National boundaries
German, English, Tok Pisin
National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
Dutch, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Polish, English
State Library of South Australia
World War II
Polish
State Library of South Australia
World War I
German, English
State Library of Victoria
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
Settlement
Estonian
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Indonesian, English
State Library of South Australia
Settlement
English, French
Deakin University
World War II
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
Greek (Modern)
State Library of Queensland
National boundaries
English, German, Russian
State Library of Victoria
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
English, French
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Italian
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
German
Jewish Museum of Australia
World War II
German, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
English, Arabic, Hebrew
Bendigo Military Museum
World War II
Japanese
Bendigo Military Museum
National boundaries
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
Japanese, English
Bendigo Military Museum
World War II
German, English
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Japanese, Tok Pisin
Bendigo Military Museum
World War II
Japanese, Indonesian, English
Bendigo Military Museum
World War II
Italian
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
Settlement
German, English
State Library of Victoria
World War II
Russian
Australian National Maritime Museum
Settlement
English, Hebrew
State Library of Queensland
World War II
Italian
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
French, English
National Archives of Australia, Melbourne
World War II
English, Hungarian
State Library of Victoria
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War I
Latvian, English
State Library of Victoria
World War II
English, Italian, Russian
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
English, Chinese
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Czech, English, German
The University of Queensland
World War II
German, English
Australian War Memorial
National boundaries
German, Samoan
National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German, English
State Library of Western Australia
World War II
English, Italian
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
English, Italian
National Archives of Australia, Melbourne
World War II
German, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
Polish, German, English
Australian War Memorial
National boundaries
Czech, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Dutch, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
German, English
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
German
Sydney Jewish Museum
World War I
Indonesian
Flinders University
World War II
Japanese
Western Australia Museum
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
German
National Library of Australia
World War II
German, French, English
National Museum of Australia
World War II
Greek (Modern), English
National Library of Australia
World War II
English, Italian
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
English, Greek (Modern)
National Archives of Australia
World War II
German
Jewish Museum of Australia
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
German
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
German
Museums Victoria Collections
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
German
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War II
Japanese, English
Australian War Memorial
World War II
German
Jewish Museum of Australia
World War II
English, German, Hebrew
State Library of New South Wales, Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War I
Italian, English
State Library of Western Australia
Settlement
English, Welsh
State Library of South Australia
World War II
English, German, French, Italian, Czech
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
German
State Library of Victoria
World War II
German, English
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
National boundaries
Chinese, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
English, Japanese
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War II
Greek (Modern), English
Greek Community of Melbourne
World War II
Greek (Modern)
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
World War II
Greek (Modern)
State Library of Queensland
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Albury City Cultural Services team, Albury Library Museum
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern), English
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
World War II
Greek (Modern), English
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
End of the Cold War
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern), English, Turkish
Personal collection
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
National boundaries
Greek (Modern)
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
World War II
Greek (Modern), English
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
Settlement
Greek (Modern), English
Australian National Maritime Museum
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Greek Community of Melbourne
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War II
Japanese
National Library of Australia, Northern Territory Library
World War II
Japanese
Northern Territory Library
World War II
Japanese, English
National Library of Australia

Newspapers

World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Italian
Australian War Memorial
World War II
Dutch
National Archives of Australia
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War I
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
Cold War
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora
World War II
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora

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World War II
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State Library of New South Wales
World War II
 
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World War II
 
State Archives of New South Wales
World War II
 
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German
Jewish Museum of Australia
World War II
Japanese
State Library of Western Australia
World War II
German
Immigration Museum Victoria
World War II
German
Jewish Museum of Australia
World War II
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
Italian
History Trust of South Australia
World War II
 
Australian War Memorial
World War II
German
State Library of New South Wales

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