We now know that Japan had decided not to invade long before the raids on Darwin and Sydney and the struggle for New Guinea.
This book explains the reasons Japan had for making no attempt at invasion, and what its intentions were for Australia, should New Guinea be occupied.
Preface: "What did 'our boys' save us from?"
Introduction: Raiding Australia
1. Pre-federation networks
2. Through the great white walls 1901-1922
3. Undercurrents: Japan - an uncomfortable ally 1901-1920s
4. Under the power of the 'zaibatsu' 1920s-1940
5. Life in suburbia
6. Undercurrents: The question of espionage to 1937
7. Dangerous years 1937-1942
Conclusion: Saving Australia