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Australia's War Department of Veterans' Affairs website designed to tell the story of Australia's involvement in World War II through a variety of media including photographs, artworks, video and audio from the period Department of Veterans' Affairs

When ethnicity counts: civilian internment in Australia during WW2

When Fascist Italy declared war on Britain in almost Italians living in Australia were imprisoned in internment camps. Few Italian families escaped the human cost of detention as “enemy…

Members of the Hay internment camp orchestra (band) featuring an upright piano, drum kit, four banjos, trombone, baritone saxophone, clarinet, cornet and trumpet.

Members of the Hay internment camp orchestra (band) featuring an upright piano, drum kit, four banjos, trombone, baritone saxophone, clarinet, cornet and trumpet.

Women's Land Army

Women's Land Army girls in Gosford, Australia, Thousands of women joined the Women's Land Army on the home front during World War II. They kept farms and food production going and helped to feed both the civilian population and service personnel.

Map showing the location of World War Two internment camps in Australia

World War II camps were established first in existing buildings like prisons, and later in purpose-built compounds around Australia. Some revived camps established during World War l. The National Archives' collection includes records about these camps.

HOLSWORTHY, NSW. C. 1916. SOME OF THE TOYS MADE BY GERMAN INMATES AT HOLSWORTHY INTERNMENT CAMP WHICH WERE SENT AS CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO GERMAN CHILDREN AT THE BOURKE INTERNMENT CAMP.

HOLSWORTHY, NSW. C. 1916. SOME OF THE TOYS MADE BY GERMAN INMATES AT HOLSWORTHY INTERNMENT CAMP WHICH WERE SENT AS CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO GERMAN CHILDREN AT THE BOURKE INTERNMENT CAMP.

Renmark, South Australia. 1943-05-13. Japanese internees starting to leave the train which brought them from Hay on their way to the Loveday Internment Camp Group in the Barmera area.

Japanese internees starting to leave the train which brought them from Hay on their way to the Loveday Internment Camp Group in the Barmera area.

Australian Women’s Land Army.

Australian Women’s Land Army.Listen to an interview with Australian Women's Land Army women.

Ordinary Australians donating aluminium kitchen utensils for use in aircraft manufacture

Ordinary Australians donating aluminium kitchen utensils for use in aircraft manufacture

Indigenous Diggers to Tell Their Stories | Sovereign Union - First Nations Asserting Sovereignty

Aboriginal Platoon December 1940 Number 9 Camp, Wangaratta photographer unknown Reproduced courtesy of the Australian War Memorial


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