CAMP 14 - LOVEDAY INTERNMENT CAMP
LOCATED NEAR BARMERA IN THE RIVERLAND DISTRICT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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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.

The 25/33 Garrison Battalion provided the Camp Guard at Loveday. The Camp Commandant was Lt. Col. E. T. Dean, DSO, VD.

Camp 14 - Loveday Internment Camp was divided into four compounds 14A, 14B, 14C, 14D. It opened on the 7 June 1942.

Compound 14A's first Italian prisoners arrived on 28th February 1942.

Compound 14B's first Japanese prisoners arrived 5 January 1942.

Compound 14C's first Japanese prisoners arrived on 30th January 1942.

Compound 14D's first German and Italian prisoners arrived on 29th January 1942.

 

INTERNMENT CAMPS AT LOVEDAY

Camp 9

Camp 10

 

WOOD CAMPS AT LOVEDAY

Katarapko

Moorook West

Woolenook

 

CONTROL CENTRES FOR LOVEDAY

Bordertown
Clare
Lameroo
Maitland
Mount Gambier
Mount Pleasant
Morgan
Murray Bridge
Naracoorte
Tumby Bay
Willunga
Woodside

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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

 

REFERENCE PUBLICATION

"Internment in South Australia"
by Lt. Col. E. T. Dean, DSO VD
Advertiser Printing Office, Adelaide

 

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