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Remembering Operation Jaywick (WWII) (Stage 5, Stage 6)

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80 years ago during WWII, a daring raid targeted Japanese shipping in the port of Singapore.

Hear extracts from first person accounts and learn about this inspiring story through primary sources.



In September 1943, fourteen men in a captured fishing boat made a perilous undercover voyage to strike at the heart of Japanese occupied Singapore. They had sailed 3,960 km from Exmouth, Western Australia, deep into enemy territory aboard the captured Japanese-built fishing boat Krait. The action was called Operation Jaywick, and it became the starting point for Australia’s Special Forces.


In this Virtual Excursion, students engage with extracts from diaries of some of the men who were involved with this top-secret mission, and hear the fascinating story read by actors.  They discuss the value of these primary sources and consider how we remember these actions today.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Australian National Maritime Museum

Event Details

Event Type

Live Event - By Request

Delivery Platform



45 Minutes


Please contact our bookings team for up-to-date cost, as price depends on number of students.

Payment Instructions

Please book at least 2 weeks before your preferred session date.

Invoices are sent after the session.



Syllabus Outcomes

Stage 5 Depth Study 3: Australians at War

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

HSIE » History

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Technology and Materials Requirements

Teachers and Students are encouraged to watch this Zoom in their classrooms and students can also participate while learning from home. This requires a computer with internet connection and a projector/smartboard for larger classes or each student’s own computer/tablet.

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Name: Education Team

Phone: (02) 9298 3655

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