Simply a question of duty: A coastwatcher in North Australia: Part2 : Coastwatching on Groote Eylandt during WWII

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Abstract

Japan's sudden entry into WWII, threatening the whole Pacific region, galvanised Naval Intelligence into immediate action to formalise and expand the old pre-war Coastwatcher program in coastal Northern Territory. The Reverend Len Harris on Groote Eylandt had been one of the unofficial observers prior to the War. The full story of Len Harris and the old Coastwatcher network was told in Part 1 of this article, in the previous edition of the Review. This second part of the article takes up the story at Japan's entry into the war and the subsequent commencement of war in the Pacific.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-24
Number of pages13
JournalNaval Historical Review
Volume37
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

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