Kōrero: Wairarapa places

Roadside Stories: Featherston's camp

The army camp established outside Featherston for training First World War recruits took on a very different nature in the Second World War. Over 800 Japanese prisoners of war were held in the camp, and when some refused to work, conflict broke out. Guards opened fire, and 48 prisoners and a guard died.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Featherston's camp. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

Archival audio: Wild Geese, ‘Promises to keep’.

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YouTube: Manatu Taonga's channel

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Featherston', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35323/roadside-stories-featherstons-camp (accessed 21 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015