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Postcards from Torrens Island
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Creator : Tilley, Harold
Source : D 7340(L)
Date of creation : ca.1915
Format : Manuscript
Dimensions : 90 x 140 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Two postcards made by an interned German prisoner of war on Torrens Island in ca.1915, with short letters to two nieces written by Harold Tilley. The design of each card is a raised floral pattern in watercolour.

The postcards were used by Harold Tilley, who was stationed on Torrens Island with the 74th Regiment guarding prisoners of war, to send to his two nieces Jessie and 'Olly' (Olive) Buller of Aldgate Valley, Aldgate.

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

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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