Japanese map of the Pacific, 1942

Japanese map of the Coral Sea, including Queensland coast, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia (Japanese title is ‘Bismarck to Caledonia’). Produced by the Japanese Department of Waterways in May 1943, this map presents intelligence data related to airports, navigation beacons, signal points and broadcasting stations in the Coral Sea and Queensland. A map in this series (and showing all of Queensland) was found in Borneo in July 1945 by Lt-Col A.L. Rose of the 1st Australian Combined Operations Section. It was displayed at the Royal United Services Institute Hall, Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, 2010. Collection of the Queensland State Archives

Date captured: 
6 December 2010
Date created: 
6 December 2010
Date issued: 
1 January 1942
Collection of the Queensland State Archives