Edward Chapman - A Japanese submarine?

Running time
52 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


When I was situated at Maryborough, the army was on the south side of the island, the commando camp, the air force was on the other end of Fraser Island and we used to supply them with some stores and there was a local fisherman.

He was a German national. He was born and bred in Australia and he was the local fisherman and he reported it to the harbour's marine … that he had spotted a Japanese submarine.

They sent us out and all we found was the creek where they used to park the submarine. We never saw a submarine just a little creek where you could see where it had rested on the bottom.

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