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Title : Concentration camp Concentration camp
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Source : B 17351
Date of creation : 1915
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 78 x 127 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Internees at Torrens Island concentration camp.

Over 350 'enemy aliens' were interned at the Torrens Island Concentration Camp which opened on 9 October 1914. Internment in Australia was regulated by the War Precautions Act 1914. Internees were mainly of German or Austro-Hungarian background, including some who were naturalised British citizens.

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

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

Insights into South Australian history, Adelaide: Historical Society of South Australia, <1992>- v. 2. South Australia's German history and heritage / [edited by] Ian A. Harmstorf. pp. 7-10. 'When Torrens Island was a concentration camp.'

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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