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Japanese Australians in WWII

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number 2 homeBrowsing in the awesome Kimberley Bookshop in Broome I came across Noreen Jone’s book Number 2 Home, which explores the history of the Japanese in Western Australia.   I was intrigued: I’d heard a lot about the role of Chinese and Afghan/Pakistani people in Australia’s history, as well as English, Scots, Irish, Greeks and Vietnamese,  but very little about Japanese people.  I bought it and discovered an intriguing and heart-breaking history of a thriving community that was essentially wiped out with the Second World War. Read the rest of this entry