CAMP 10 - LOVEDAY INTERNMENT CAMP
LOCATED NEAR BARMERA
IN THE RIVERLAND DISTRICT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
DURING WW2

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During WW2 there were a number of Internment camps located in the Riverland District of South Australia near Barmera which is 12 kms south west of Renmark. There were 3 main camps and three wood camps.

Camp 10 - Loveday Internment Camp comprised Camp HQ and 39 buildings and a compound of rectangular in shape including a hospital the compound was able to hold 1000 persons first Italian prisoner arrived 12 August 1941

Reinhold Adler has published a book Das war nicht nur "Karneval im August" on a Nazi internment camp at Biberach in South Germany, which was used for British nationals and Channel Islanders from Guernsey, Jersey and Sark who were interned as a reprisal for deporting German nationals ex-Iran to Loveday Camp 10. 

 


Illustration:- Johann Friedrich Bambach

Camp 10 Loveday 1942

 


Illustration:- Johann Friedrich Bambach

Cafehouse Camp 10 Loveday December 1943

 


Illustration:- Johann Friedrich Bambach

Christmas Eve in Camp Loveday

 


Illustration:- Johann Friedrich Bambach

Hut 43 in November 1943

 


Illustration:- Johann Friedrich Bambach

Johann Friedrich Bambach's Bunk

 

INTERNMENT CAMPS AT LOVEDAY

Camp 9

Camp 14

 

WOOD CAMPS AT LOVEDAY

Katarapko

Moorook West

Woolenook

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I'd like to thank Dennis Whiley for his assistance with this home page.

I'd like to thank Ralph Guilor, grandson of Johann Friedrich Bambach, who was one of the detainees at Camp 10 Loveday during WWII.

 

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