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Camp 11, Harvey Internment Camp was also known as No 11 POW Camp. It was used an internment camp for Italians. In 1941 a section of it was used to house and interrogate the survivors from the German Raider ship "Kormoran" which had sunk HMAS Sydney off the Western Australian coast. They stayed at Harvey until their transfer in December 1941 and January 1942 to 13 PW Group at Murchison, Victoria.

Peter Smith from Perth has advised me that he was born in Harvey, Western Australia and as a child in the early 1950's, Peter remembers seeing a shrine which was built by Italian POW's and internees at Camp 11 Harvey Internment Camp in what later became the public golf course adjoining the POW camp which was then an Agricultural Junior High School at which his father worked. There was also a fairly crude small cement statue of the Roman "Romulus and Remus" being suckled by a she-wolf. Recently the local Italian community built a small Chapel for the Shrine, and it is already a local historical landmark.



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