German Concentration Camp (GCC) Album 1914-1916 [Souvenir Of Holsworthy Internment Camp]
German Concentration Camp (GCC) Album 1914-1916 [Souvenir Of Holsworthy Internment Camp]
German Concentration Camp (GCC) Album 1914-1916 [Souvenir Of Holsworthy Internment Camp]
German Concentration Camp (GCC) Album 1914-1916 [Souvenir Of Holsworthy Internment Camp]
German Concentration Camp (GCC) Album 1914-1916 [Souvenir Of Holsworthy Internment Camp]
German Concentration Camp (GCC) Album 1914-1916 [Souvenir Of Holsworthy Internment Camp]
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German Concentration Camp (GCC) Album 1914-1916 [Souvenir Of Holsworthy Internment Camp]

c1916. Letterpress booklet with process screen illustrations, owner’s stamp with the name of Dr Charles Albert Monticone and cancelled adhesive label to title page, 22 x 29cm. Old vertical fold, slight foxing, some wear to cover, otherwise in good condition.

This booklet in German text was an important record of the Liverpool-Holsworthy Concentration Camp (also known as Holsworthy Internment Camp), which operated from 1914 to 1919. The booklet illustrates the camp and camp life with photographs and drawings, showing accommodation and recreation areas. The camp housed over 6,800 men in 210 buildings in over 25 acres. Initially the camp had a recreation centre, sergeants mess, sawmill and sandstone quarry, used for the construction of some of the buildings. By mid-1915 it had four theatres, one for moving pictures, tennis courts, football grounds, a band pavilion, and a camp orchestra.

The booklet also has an image of the captured crew of the German cruiser SMS Emden (see item 101). Held in SLNSW and NLA collections.

Italian-born, Dr Charles Albert Monticone, a translator and handwriting expert, became the Chief Italian Interpreter for the government of NSW. From 1914 to 1916 he worked as a translator at the Liverpool-Holsworthy Concentration Camp, which was predominantly German but also had other foreign nationals.

Other photographs and ephemera relating to the camp are available on request.

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Item #CL174-99

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