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From a hostile shore
The Australia–Japan Research Project is pleased to present From a hostile shore: Australia and Japan at war in New Guinea. The printed version of this book was distributed to institutions, libraries and related academics in Australia and Japan as part of the project's activities during the 2003–04 contract period.

From a hostile shore was jointly launched on 4 June 2004 by the Ambassador of Japan, His Excellency Mr Kenzo Oshima, and the Chairman of the Council of the Australian War Memorial, Major General Adrian Clunies-Ross AO MBE (Ret'd).

A limited print run of From a hostile shore is now available for sale to the general public for a recommended retail price of $12.95. It can be purchased from the bookshop of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, or from the Memorial's online shop.

The book can also be downloaded for free as PDF (Portable Document Format) file from the link below. The chapters of the book were modified from essays and seminar papers previously published on the project's website. The original files, complete with any footnotes, are also available from the links below.

From a hostile shore: Australia and Japan at war in New Guinea

Edited by Steven Bullard and Tamura Keiko (Canberra, 2004)

Download the entire book (4.6 Mb)

Introduction: The Australia–Japan Research Project (Dr Steven Bullard) PDF
Chapter 1: Japan in the Pacific War and New Guinea (Professor Tanaka Hiromi) PDF Original
Chapter 2: “He’s (not) coming south”: the invasion that wasn’t (Dr Peter Stanley) PDF Original
Chapter 3: Japanese air operations in New Guinea (Mr Shindo Hiroyuki) PDF Original
Chapter 4: The Naval campaigns for New Guinea (Dr David Stevens) PDF Original
Chapter 5: Japanese soldier’s experience of war (Dr Tamura Keiko) PDF Original
Chapter 6: “Yet they’re just as human as we are”: Australian attitudes to the Japanese (Dr Mark Johnston) PDF Original
Chapter 7: Japanese forces in post-surrender Rabaul (Professor Tanaka Hiromi) PDF Original
Chapter 8: Searching for dad: unsolved mysteries of the war (Mrs Margaret Reeson) PDF Original

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