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The Consolation Unit: Comfort Women in Rabaul

Nelson, Hank


From late 1942, Australians knew that the Japanese had shipped women to Rabaul, where they worked in brothels catering for Japanese troops. Japanese captured on the Kokoda Track and elsewhere described the brothels, and New Guineans and who had been in Rabaul talked about them. Australian military and civilian prisoners saw the brothels, and a few of those Australians observed them over a long period. Japanese who served in Rabaul have left reminiscences about the brothels, and one Korean woman...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223340802054578


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