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Creator : Dubotzky, Paul, photographer
Source : B 12161
Date of creation : ca. 1914
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 155 x 255
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Concentration camp at Torrens Island.

Over 300 'enemy aliens' were interned at the Torrens Island Concentration Camp, in the harbour of Port Adelaide, South Australia, during the First World War. Internees were mainly of German or Austro-Hungarian background.

Related names :

Torrens Island Internment Camp (S. Aust.)

Period : 1914-1918
Place : Torrens Island
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :

Fischer, Gerhard. Enemy aliens: internment and the homefront experience in Australia, 1914-1920, St. Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press, 1989 Chpt. 10: State camps

The German experience of Australia 1833-1938 / Ian Harmstorf (editor), Peter Schwerdtfeger (technical editor). [Bedford Park, S. Aust.] : The Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows, The Flinders University of South Australia, 1988

Holmes, Elisa. 'The attitudes towards South Australians of German descent during World War I', Cabbages and kings: selected essays in history and Australian studies, vol. 22 (1993), pp. 3-17

Index to aliens 1914-1918 [microform] / compiled by Helen D. Harris. Forest Hill, Vic.: Harriland Press, 2003]

Paech, David O. Persecution, detention and internment of Lutherans (in South Australia) in two world wars : a dark spot in Australia's century of federation, [Klemzig, S. Aust. : David O. Paech], 2001

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