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Mr Fujita’s Photo Album

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12th March 2017

When the Japanese bombed Darwin Harbour in 1942, no one thought they’d come back to clean up. But marine salvage specialist Ryugo Fujita did just that, sailing from Japan to spend two dangerous years clearing the harbour of wrecks sunk by Japanese planes. At first, Darwin wasn’t sure how to deal with the 120 Japanese workers suddenly living on the harbour but gradually most came to accept them and the gesture of reconciliation they were making. See this extraordinary story told through unseen pictures from Fujita’s personal photo album.

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3 January – 12 March 2017

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