PARKESTON TRANSIT AND DETENTION
LOCATION - 600 kms east of Perth WA, 2 kms north east of Kalgoolie adjacent to the Trans-Australia Railway Line
DATES - June 1940-March1947
CAPACITY - 20 POWs in small cells
No OF COMPOUNDS
1 Australian Army transit depot
1 Internee holding compound
1 POW holding compound
COMMANDANT - Various appointments
2IC/ADJUTANT - None located
MEDICAL OFFICER - Civilian medical staff used
GUARDS - Escorting guards accompanying POWs and Internees utilized
CAMP FUNCTIONS - Provide short-term accommodation for Army Personnel, Internees and POWs transiting across Australia by rail.
Also used to hold Japanese POWs captured at sea by allied shipping visiting Fremantle while in transit to Japanese POW camps in the eastern states.
CURRENT STATUS - Nothing is remaining as all was demolished and removed in 1947.
I'd like to thank Ernie Polis for his kind assistance with information for this and many other pages about POW and Internment camps in Western Australia.
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This page first produced 19 January 2002
This page last updated 02 September 2018