Cowra Breakout 75th Anniversary
Cowra NSW 2794
2nd August 2019 to 5th August 2019
In the early hours of August 5, 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war held at No 12 Prisoner of War Camp at Cowra, rioted in an attempted mass escape.
During the escape and ensuing manhunt, four Australian soldiers and 231 Japanese soldiers were killed.
Out of this tragic event, a spirit of peace and amity has developed between the two nations that continues to grow and deepen. This year marks 75 years since the breakout occurred. Events on offer include Exhibitions, Cowra 40's fair, anniversary commemorations and a Mayoral Dinner.
Events on this site are provided by the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse. Event information is believed accurate but is subject to change by the event organiser.