- Interviewer: Fabri Blacklock
- Date: 31/03/2014
Aunty Jenny Beale is from Gunnedah and is a descendant of the Gomeroi and Wanaruah peoples. This interview is part of the ‘Honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men and Women who Served Their Country’ project. Aunty Jenny talks about her father and uncle’s service in World War II, their imprisonment in Changi and Japan, and her uncle’s death whilst incarcerated. She describes the difficulty her father faced post-war in receiving entitlements available to other veterans and former POWs. In the excerpt below, Aunty Jenny pieces together what she knows about conditions at the Naoetsu Prison Camp, based on what her father told her, the marks on his body, and what she has read about the notorious camp.