Group portrait of members of the Japanese Ueno Acrobatic Troupe, which toured Australia as part ...

Accession Number P04355.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin
Maker Wangman, Jan
Date made 1930-1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Group portrait of members of the Japanese Ueno Acrobatic Troupe, which toured Australia as part of Wirth's Circus in the 1930's. In 1941, following the outbreak of war in the Pacific, several troupe members still working in Australia were interned in detention camps. Identified, third from left, is the leader, Albert Ueno. Ueno later became leader of Compound B at Tatura Internment Camp in Victoria.

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