Welcome to Country: Albert Murray

Narrator: Lawrance Ryan


Graham Apthorpe

Catherine Bennett

Rod Blume

Isabel Coe

Robyn Coffey

Bob Griffiths

Rod Hayes

Don Kibbler

Bruce Miller

Tony Mooney

Len Oliver

Jemma Pokoney

Gordon Rolls

Judi Smith

Kelsey Sutor

Lawrance Ryan

Belinda Virgo

Bill West

Stories of People Buried in the Cowra Japanese War Cemetery:


Dr Shi-chi Mike Lan

Dr Yuriko Nagata

Dr Keiko Tamura


Kuni Hashimoto

WeiZen Ho

Mayu Kanamori

Historical Data:

Cowra Japanese War Cemetery
Online Database

Cowra Voices Project Team:

Project Management: Jacque Schultze

Project Facilitation: Mayu Kanamori

Graphic Design / IT Consultancy:
Chie Muraoka

Audio Recording / Storytelling / Editing / Sound Design:

Masako Fukui

Audio Recording / Editing:

Mayu Kanamori

Audio Engineering: Bryce Halliday

Studio Recording / Audio Engineering (Scripted Voices):
Phil Muscatello

Writing: Masako Fukui; Mayu Kanamori

Transcription: Sandy Bensted

Indigenous Liaison: Irene Ridgeway

Photography / Historical Photograph Curation: Mayu Kanamori

Cowra Japanese War Cemetery Map: Chie Muraoka

Graphic Design Concepts:
Ryoka Miyawaki

Associate Graphic Design Concepts: Yui Ishii; Saki Yamashita; Rino Kawashima; Urara Nakayama; Momoka Togashi

Student Design Supervision:
Koichi Ishizuka

Cowra Council Information Technology:
Ken Apps
Andy Redgrave

With Special Thanks to: Paul Devery, General Manager, Cowra Council

Ayumi Mizoshiri; Minh Hy, Sazae Pty Ltd

Catherine Bennett; Rebecca Bennett; the Bennett families

Margaret Stent

Cowra Voices is dedicated to the Weir family

Photographic Archives:

Australian War Memorial (AWM)

Bennett Family Archives

Cowra Breakout Association

Cowra Guardian

Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre

 Cowra Tourism Corporation

Henshaw Family Archives

National Archives of Australia (NAA)

Oliver Family Archives

Sutor Family Archives

Wakaomi Family Archives



Cowra Tourism Corporation

Arts OutWest

Department of Design and Culture, School of International Cultural Relations, Sapporo Campus, Tokai University, Japan

Nikkei Australia

Cowra Breakout 75th Anniversary Commemorations Committee

Cowra Council


With Support from:

Audio Recording Support: ABC Central West

App Development (iOS and Android): Sazae

Funded by:

Australia-Japan Foundation


Cowra Council


The Bruce and Margaret Weir Trust


The Nancy Shelley Bequest Fund, The Religious Society of Friends


Japan Foundation


Cowra Breakout Association