Kōrero: Wairarapa places

Prison labour

Prison labour

A Japanese prisoner of war fixes imperfections in state house chimneys, at Featherston Military Camp in 1943. About 800 Japanese were held in the camp, and were assigned work duties. Some went on strike in February 1943, leading to a tragic incident and shooting in which 49 people died – 48 prisoners and one New Zealander.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000779; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Featherston', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12034/prison-labour (accessed 21 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015