Phillip Island & District Historical Society

75th anniversary of the end of WWII in the Pacific

Last updated on 15-Aug-20

Today, August 15, 2020, marks 75 years since Japan and the Allies settled on peace in the Pacific region. The society received a Victorian Government grant this year to commemorate the anniversary in some way for the community. We are using 1995 video footage of interviews with Phillip Islanders from then who either lived on the island during WW2 or served in the forces. Other source material will also be used. We are editing this material to produce a documentary based on these sources, which we expect will go online within the next month. We will post the link here and on our Facebook page, and notify members directly, and the public through the local newspaper.