CAMP 9 - LOVEDAY INTERNMENT CAMP
LOCATED NEAR BARMERA,
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 near Barmera which is 12 kms south west of Renmark. There were 3 main camps and three wood camps.

Camp 9 - Loveday Internment Camp comprised Camp HQ and 40 buildings and a compound rectangular in shape, including a hospital. The compound was able to hold 1000 persons. It commenced operating on the 12th August 1940. The first Italian prisoner arrived on 11 June 1941.

 

no9loveday03.jpg (30974 bytes) Internees in transports ready for work. Guards in machine gun and searchlight tower above the truck. 
no9loveday05.jpg (37018 bytes) Prince Del Dragoe, Italian Camp Leader being escorted to see the Camp Commandant, Major Dick, DSO, MC at Italian Internment Camp No. 9 Loveday, SA.
no9loveday04.jpg (35699 bytes) Prince Del Dragoe, Italian Camp Leader at Italian Internment Camp No. 9 Loveday, SA.
no9loveday02.jpg (38744 bytes) 1944 - Ready for release from Italian Internment Camp No. 9 Loveday, SA
no9loveday01.jpg (72685 bytes) Close-up of the above photo
no9loveday06.jpg (26994 bytes) 1944 - Ready for release from Italian Internment Camp No. 9 Loveday, SA

 

INTERNMENT CAMPS AT LOVEDAY

Camp 10

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 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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