WOOLENOOK WOOD CAMP - LOVEDAY
LOCATED IN THE RIVERLAND DISTRICT
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
DURING WW2

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There were a number of Internment camps located in the Riverland District of South Australia at Loveday which is 12 kms south of Renmark. There were 3 main camps and three wood camps.

Woolenook wood camp held Japanese internees. The camp was closed down on 6th May 1945.

woolenook01.jpg (40116 bytes) 1943 - Japanese Internees at Woolenook Bend sawing firewood for hospitals and the Army in Adelaide, SA
woolenook03.jpg (20362 bytes) Japanese Saw Doctor (1943/44)
woolenook02.jpg (26526 bytes) Close-up of the above photo
woolenook05.jpg (40582 bytes) Army Staff, including Captain Brown and Lieutenant Smith at Woolenook Bend, 1943
woolenook04.jpg (67550 bytes) Close-up of the above photo, Can anyone help me with names?
woolenook06.jpg (42232 bytes) Internees fishing in 1943. All the boats were made by the Japanese. 
woolenook09.jpg (54263 bytes) Guard and Army personnel quarters, 1943-44
woolenook08.jpg (49089 bytes) Close-p of the sign in the above photograph. I think it says "Hop in, Visitors Welcome"
woolenook10.jpg (40434 bytes) Japanese Internment Camp, Woolenook Bend, Murtho Forest 1943
woolenook11.jpg (45893 bytes) Officers quarters on the left. Recreation and Dining Hall on the right. 1943-44
woolenook24.jpg (64447 bytes) Army Headquarters, Orderly Room Office, 1943-44
woolenook12.jpg (204780 bytes) Close-up of the above photo
woolenook13.jpg (48632 bytes) Tennis Court in the background, 1943-44
woolenook15.jpg (45912 bytes) Sawing logs. Intelligence Officer Lieutenant Roesler inspecting men at work. 1943-44,
woolenook14.jpg (211723 bytes) Close-up of the above photo
woolenook16.jpg (57239 bytes) Sawing red gum timber, 1943-44
woolenook17.jpg (44733 bytes) Japanese fishing party leaving the compound, 1943-44
woolenook18.jpg (38016 bytes) Working party entering the compound, 1943-44
woolenook19.jpg (37692 bytes) Riverboat "Pyapp?" loading firewood, 1943-44
woolenook20.jpg (49517 bytes) Firewood ready for shipment, 1943-44
woolenook21.jpg (35293 bytes) Red gum tree falling, 1943-44
woolenook22.jpg (50520 bytes) Splitting logs with gunpowder. Posts were supplied to fruit growers at Renmark, Berri and Barmera in South Australia, 1943-44.
woolenook23.jpg (50323 bytes) Firewood ready for shipment to Adelaide, South Australia, 1943
woolenook07.jpg (59887 bytes) Firewood ready for shipment to Adelaide, South Australia, 1943-44

 

INTERNMENT CAMPS AT LOVEDAY

Camp 9

Camp 10

Camp 14

 

WOOD CAMPS AT LOVEDAY

Katarapko

Moorook West

 

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

I'd also like to thank Jeff Holly for his assistance with this home page. All of the above photographs were supplied by Jeff Holly.

 

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