Cowra Visitor Information Centre

Visitor Information Centre Accredited

Cowra is located between Bathurst and Wagga Wagga in the middle of Country New South Wales. Address: Cnr of Lachlan Valley Way and Mid Western Highway, Cowra, New South Wales. Website: Phone: (02) 6342 4333 Email: Nearby Brown Signs Japanese Garden – Kalari Wines – Steam Museum – Observatory – P.O.W. Campsites – The … Read more

War Cemeteries

Japanese War Cemeteries in Cowra

Cowra was one of five locations with a detention camp detaining Japanese prisoners of war and civilian internees. There were 18 camps throughout Australia, prisoner of War camp number 12 in Cowra had a capacity of 4,000 prisoners. The Japanese compound had a capacity of 1,000 and the population increased to 1,100 by July 1944. … Read more

P.O.W. Campsite

POW campsite in Cowra NSW

When you think of POWs and Australia’s involvement in World War II, it usually brings thoughts of Australian’s being held in POW camps in Japanese-occupied territories. There were 28 major camps established in Australia. The Cowra Prisoner of War Camp was camp 12, opening in June 1941, even though it hadn’t been completed. Prisoners didn’t … Read more