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Loveday Internment Camp Lectures with Rosemary Gower

The Loveday Internment Camp was the largest group of internment camps in Australia during the Second World War. It was designed to hold 6,000 German, Italian and Japanese civilians who were detained overseas and around Australia. The camp covered 440 acres which were used to supply vegetables for the camp, pyrethrum daisies for insecticide for soldiers fighting in the Pacific, and opium poppies for morphine for army hospitals. Local historian Rosemary Gower will give a series of public lectures in the Riverland about this fascinating time in South Australia’s history. Bookings required by phone.


Barmera Library: Wed 5 May, 10.30am. Waikerie Library: Thu 20 May, 10.30am. Loxton Library: Thu 20 May, 1.30pm. Renmark Paringa Library: Tue 18 May, 2pm. Berri Library: Tue 25 May, 11am.


Barmera Library: 4 Barwell Ave, Barmera. Waikerie Library: Strangman Rd, Waikerie. Loxton Library: East Terrace, Loxton. Renmark Paringa Library: James Ave, Renmark. Berri Library: Kay Ave, Berri.




Barmera Library: 8588 2872. Waikerie Library: 8541 0720. Loxton Library: 8584 8051. Renmark Paringa Library: 8586 5544. Berri Library: 8595 2666.


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