- War service information
- World War I and World War II service records
- The sinking of the Montevideo Maru
- Prisoner of war records
In 2012, the Japanese government presented several lists of records to the National Archives of Australia. These records relate to Australians who had been captured by the Japanese during WWII. It is understood that these records were created and used by Japanese authorities for the management of prisoners of war.
The collection contains information about 4,500 of the approximately 22,000 Australian service personnel and civilians who were taken prisoner of war by the Japanese. This collection does not contain information about every Australian who was a prisoner of war of the Japanese in World War II. The location of records about other Australians who were prisoners of war is not known.
|Title or description of record||Date range||Series number|
|Australian POW Indices||1942-1948||A14171|
|Australian prisoners of war of the Japanese held in Thailand in World War II as at 1 November 1944||1942-1948||A14172|
|Australian Medical Corps personnel captured by the Japanese in World War II||1942-1948||A14173|
|List of Australian prisoners of war of the Japanese in World War II - confirmed dead||1942-1948||A14174|
|List of Australian Civilians interned by the Japanese in World War II||1942-1948||A14175|
|List of Monetary effects of Australian prisoners of war of the Japanese in World War II||1942-1948||A14176|
|Complete alphabetical list of Australian prisoners of war of the Japanese in World War II||1942-1948||A14177|
|Montevideo Maru - Serial name list of Prisoners of War and Internees who perished||1942-1948||A14143|
|Lists of Servicemen and Civilians reported missing or lost etc. Papua and New Guinea||1942-1952||A7030|