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872728
  • Title
    Series 01 : Personal papers of prisoners interned during World War I, mainly diaries, notes and correspondence, 1915-1919
  • Call number
    MLMSS 261/Boxes 1-6
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    1915-1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    872728
  • Issue Copy
    Partly Digitised : Refer to Contents
    Partially Microfilmed : Refer to Contents for location numbers
  • Physical Description
    6 boxes
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Frank Bungardy, a German born resident of Australia for over ten years with an Australian wife and two children, was an internee at Torrens Island from 3 Jan. 1915 and later at Holsworthy Internment Camp until ca. 1919. While being transferred from Torrens Island to Holsworthy Camp in 1915 he escaped and was recaptured.
    Friedrich Meier, a 4th mate or 4th engineer on the steamship Lothringen was detained when the ship embarked in Melbourne, Aug. 1914 and later interned in Langwarrin, Liverpool and Trial Bay camps.
  • Scope and Content
    BOX 01
    Includes notes, diaries and correspondence, mostly written in German, from camps including Trial Bay Camp in northern New South Wales, Holsworthy Camp near Liverpool, New South Wales, and Ragama Camp in Ceylon.

    Item 01: Guide compiled in the Mitchell Library, n.d.
    Item 02: K. Ahrenhold diary, 1 January 1916-31 May 1918
    Item 03: Richard Antholz diary written in shorthand
    Item 04: Beckmann diary, 1903-1919
    Item 05: Herbert W. Bocking diary, 1916
    Item 06: Herbert W. Bocking papers, 1914-1917
    Item 07: George Boysen diary, 1917-1918
    Item 08: George Boysen diary, 1915-1919
    Item 09: Bruesehaber papers, n.d.

    BOX 02
    Frank W. Bungardy

    Item 10: Frank W. Bungardy papers relating to the Board of Enquiry into the life of Internees while on Torrens Island, ca. 1915-1919
    Item 11: Frank W. Bungardy account of life in the Liverpool Internment Camp, ca. 1915-1918
    Item 12: Frank W. Bungardy narrative of life in Holsworthy Internment Camp, ca. 1915-March 1919
    Item 13: Frank W. Bungardy narrative of life in Holsworthy Internment Camp, ca. March-December 1919
    Item 14: Frank W. Bungardy letter written from Holsworthy camp to the Trade and Labor Council, Sydney, 6 January 1919
    Item 15: Frank W. Bungardy narrative of events at Torrens Island Internment Camp, 1915 and Holsworthy Internment Camp, 1915-ca. 1919
    Item 16: Bungardy letters, mainly of complaint relating to the Board of Enquiry into the life of internees while on Torrens Island, ca. 1915-1919
    Item 17: Photographs taken during internment on Torrens Island Camp, ca. 1914-1915
    (Items 10-17 Request microfilm CY 4888, frames 1-534)

    BOX 03
    Diaries of prisoners interned during World War I, 1915-1919. Written in German

    Item 18: W. Daehne diary, 1 April 1916-31 May 1919
    Item 19: F. J. Fischer papers and journal, 17 January-3 February 1916
    Item 20: Hans Fischer journal, November 1917-February 1918
    Item 21: Hans Fischer journal, 15 November 1917
    Item 22: Herman Freyberg diary, 1916
    Item 23: Herman Freyberg papers, 1914-1915
    Item 24: F. Gerdes journal, 29 July 1914-8 May 1919
    Item 25: Max Heinz journal, May 1915
    Item 26: Andreas Hinklemann diary, 31 October 1914-19 August 1915
    Item 27: Andreas Hinklemann diary, 30 May-31 October 1914
    Item 28: Andreas Hinklemann diary, 1916
    Item 29: Andreas Hinklemann diary, 15 August-31 December 1915 (Items 26-29 Request microfilm CY 754, frames 1-505)

    BOX 04
    Diaries and papers of prisoners interned at Trial Bay, Holsworthy and Rabaul camps during World War I, 1915-1919. Diaries and letters are written in German, Croatian, Spanish and English

    Item 30: W. Kelbe diary, 1 July 1918-7 January 1919
    Item 31: W. Kelbe diary, 10 July 1918-1 January 1919
    Item 32: Kersten papers, 1914
    Item 33: Journal of an unknown German internee, 22 October [1916]
    Item 34: Kersten papers, 9 February 1916-24 April 1919
    Item 35: Pavo Krivists papers, n.d.
    Item 36: Fritz Meerkatz letters, 12 April 1912-25 April 1919
    Item 37: Meyer diary, December 1915-December 1916
    Item 38: Georg Rickertsen papers, March 1918

    BOX 05
    Diaries and letters written in German and Croatian from internment camps in New South Wales, Australia

    Item 39: Fritz Schimmelpfennig notes, ca. 1914-1919
    Item 40: Fritz Schimmelpfennig papers, ca. 1914-1919
    Item 41: H. M. von Schmidthals papers, ca. 1914
    Item 42: Carl Schroeder diary, 9 July -23 November 1918
    Item 43: S. Sirch papers, ca. 1919
    Item 44: Thode papers, 25 April-13 September 1915
    Item 45: W. Weit papers, January 1916-December 1917
    Item 46: Philipp Wittmann papers, January 1915-19 May 1919
    Item 47: Ernest Wohlmann papers, 1915-1919

    BOX 06
    Diaries and letters written in German from internment camps in New South Wales, Australia

    Item 48: W. Woelber papers, 1915
    Items 49-53: Otto Wortmann papers
    Item 54: Friedrich Meier diary, 18 August 1914-15 May 1919
    Item 55: Diary of Progonstvo Hrvata, 1917
    Item 56: Internment camp diary, April-August 1915
    Item 57: Internment camp diary, September 1915-September 1916
    Item 58: Internment camp diary, October 1916-October 1917
    Item 59: Internment camp diary, November 1917-August 1918
    (Items 49-53: Request microfilm CY 4914, frames 1-287)
    (Items 54-59: Request microfilm CY 4168, frames 1-348)
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  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries

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