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Remembering internment #3: Evelyn Yamashita

On December 8, 1941, 13-year-old Evelyn Yamashita woke to find that a barbed wire fence had been built around her entire community on Thursday Island. The island’s Japanese population were kept there for two weeks until they were transported south to larger camps. Evelyn’s family were interned at Tatura for five and a half years. Continue reading

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Do you have a story about Japanese civilian internees?

As part of my research into Japanese civilians who were interned in Australia during World War II, I’m looking for people who would like to share personal or family stories about Japanese civilian internees (particularly Japanese who were interned at the Loveday camps in South Australia). Can you help? If you are a former internee, … Continue reading

Loveday Camp 14

The entrance to Loveday Camp 14 near Barmera, South Australia, 1945 (Australian War Memorial, ID 122983).