Prisoner of War Camp Site

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

This site is listed as one of the Top Heritage Sites in NSW. In 1944 over 1000 Japanese Prisoners of War (POW) staged a mass breakout that was the biggest in British and Australian War History. 231 Japanese POW and four Australians lost their lives during the breakout.

A walking trail goes through the camp ruins and a scale model of the camp is on display at the Cowra Visitors Centre. Also at the Visitor Information Centre is the P.O.W. theatre which is a nine minute presentation telling the story of the breakout from the perspective of a local resident.

Facilities

Carpark

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Rates

Free Entry

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