WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection
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WWI Australian Internment Camps Collection

1914-1919/1983. Consisting of two softcover booklets and 26 vintage silver gelatin photographs, postcard format, some postcards signed “Otto Mönkedieck, Steuerman, SMS Emdem”, captioned or dated in image, some annotated in ink or pencil below image or verso, 8 x 11.7cm to 25.5 x 18.1cm. Minor creases or discolouration to some edges, slight stains or silvering to some images.

This unique collection comprises a softcover booklet by Lieut Edmond Samuels titled An Illustrated Diary Of Australian Internment Camps By An Officer Of The Guard (1919), and its 1983 re-print, published by the Berrima District Historical Society; 19 postcards from Berrima Internment Camp, showing recreational activities on the Berrima River or the conditions of the gaol; and seven postcards designed by Otto Mönkedieck, a German navigator of the Emden interned at Berrima. A detailed list is available on request.

Many Germans living in Australia during the outbreak of WWI were jailed without trial due to their classification as enemy aliens. Australia interned almost 7,000 people during WWI at Holsworthy, Berrima and Trial Bay (NSW) camps. Ref: AWM; ABC.

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Item #CL194-112

Price (AUD): $16,500.00  Other currencies

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