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Sonya Nunes aged 2 with her father Arthur Henry Nunes.



Staging plays and concerts at home were common before the war. This was Halloween in 1932.



The Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus where many Eurasian families sought refuge was bombed several times during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in 1942



Threats like this one against the Eurasian community were frequent 



A newspaper report from the Syonan Shimbun newspaper encouraging 
Eurasians to head up north to Bahau to start a farming commune. 



A propaganda report stating that Bahau was malaria-free



The Japanese painted the Bahau settlement in Malaya as a paradise but
 the primitive conditions and tropical diseases resulted in the
 deaths of between 300 and 500 settlers



Eurasian women working the fields in Bahau



Sonya and Noreen in the field



Roy Nunes trying to do his part



Evenings in Bahau were times for remembering the good ole days 



Picture taken in Singapore in the late 1950s. 
(Standing from left) Sonya, Junior, Mable
(Seated from left) Roy, Noreen and Ken



NOTE: The print and ebook versions contain many more pictures and complete transcripts of Japanese propaganda stories concerning the Eurasian community in Singapore and the Bahau Initiative.