Australia & The World Wars

City of Parramatta Council commemorates VP Day

Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day) is commemorated each year on 15 August. This year will mark 75 years since the conclusion of World War II.

To commemorate this important anniversary, the City of Parramatta Libraries have provided a range of informative resources for you to explore.

If you haven’t already explored some of the many informative resources we have available here at City of Parramatta Libraries, you should.

Have fun exploring!

Australians at Home: World War II by Michael McKernan (Non-Fiction)

Comradeship: Stories of Friendship and Recreation in Wartime by Kathleen Cusak (Non-Fiction)

Fight for Australia by Roland Perry (Non-Fiction)

Scorched Earth by Sue Rosen (Non-Fiction)

Larrikins in Khaki by Tim Bowden (Non-Fiction)

Great Australian World War II Stories: from the Annals of the RSL, edited by John David Gatford (Non-Fiction). Available in eAudiobook from our BorrowBox Library!

Hells Battlefield by Phillip Bradley (Non-Fiction)

The Strength of a Nation by Michael McKernan (Non-Fiction)

Australians at War (DVD)

When the War Came to Australia (DVD)

Kokoda (DVD)

Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss (Historical Fiction)

Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Historical Fiction)

The Persimmon Tree by Bryce Courtenay (Historical Fiction)

Liberation by Imogen Kealey (Historical Fiction)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Historical Fiction)

World War II by Robert Hillman (Children’s Non-Fiction)

World War II: the Australian Experience (Children’s Non-Fiction)

City of Parramatta Research Services have recently created a Victory in the Pacific 75th Anniversary e-publication which is a part of the Victory in the Pacific Day Online Experience on the Parramatta History and Heritage website.

The e-publication is available to download here.