DID 20 - 30 JAPANESE LAND
ON NORTH KEPPEL ISLAND, QLD
DURING WW2?

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North Keppel Island at top right hand side of map

 

There are unsubstantiated reports that 20 to 30 Japanese military personnel landed on North Keppel Island during WW2.

There have been many other unconfirmed stories of Japanese landings in the central Queensland region during WW2. Locations have included:-

- Cape Hillsborough
- Curtis Island
- Great Keppel Island
- Marble Island
- Marion Creek
- Rasberry Creek
- Rosewood Island in the Styx River near Ogmore
- The Templeton Island Group
- Townshend Island

In 1946, the RAAF compiled a list of "authentic" sightings of Japanese submarines off the Australian coastline. It is claimed that the above "authentic" sightings had some alignment with the above list of possible Japanese landings.

 

Did 100 Japanese land just north
of Farnborough near Rockhampton
?

 

Was there a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp
at Thompson's Point near Rockhampton

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Lance Harris of the Central Queensland Military Museum for his assistance with this home page.

 

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