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  • Title
    Papers of enemy aliens interned in Australia, 1914-1919
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    The enemy aliens interned were mainly German but also Austro-Hungarians, Italians and Japanese. There were three main groups - civilian internees shipped from Eastern ports, selected naturalised Australians and Australian born men of German descent, and prisoners of war captured in naval engagements or transferred from allied ports.
    Camps included those at Torrens Island, South Australia (1914-1915), Holsworthy, Liverpool, New South Wales (1914-1920) and Trial Bay, northern New South Wales (1915-July 1918)
  • Scope and Content
    SERIES 01
    Personal papers of prisoners interned during World War I, mainly diaries, notes and correspondence, 1915-1919

    SERIES 02 PART 01
    Papers relating to the camp life and management of internees, including letters of complaint and appeals, 1918-1919

    SERIES 02 PART 02
    Handbills and programmes for concerts, theatre performances and exhibitions held in internment camps, 1916-1919

    SERIES 03
    Periodicals published by German prisoners of war, 1915-1918

    SERIES 04
    Drawings, photographs and miscellaneous items from Holsworthy and Trial Bay internment camps, ca. 1916-1918
  • General note

    Some material transferred to MLDOC 1104
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I papers
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