ON MONDAY 1 MAY 2023 AT 7 PM, VIA ZOOM, find out what internees did in the many camps dotted across Australia during the two world wars. They were watched over by staff BUT HAD MUCH TIME TO OCCUPY. Ed J has a great collection and will show examples from most states, both wars and the work of Japanese, Italian, German internees and the Dunera Boys.
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Topic: ESA Talk – Internment Time: May 1, 2023 07:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
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Handiwork at Berrima, German internees sailing the boat they built. (WW1 postcard). But it was in a jail setting. (also a postcard).
All groups spent time creating performances of plays and concerts, reportedly making every aspect of the production including the programmes – German production wishfully entitled ‘Around the world’. (Cover and satirical advertising shown.)
An etching on a cigarette tin documenting the trip to Australia, WW2.