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Oral history of internment

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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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Remembering Internment #2: Maurice Shiosaki

“Kite fighting”, sumo wrestling… Maurice Shiosaki has mostly fond memories of being interned at Tatura family camp as a boy. The saddest moment for his family was when it was time to leave. Continue reading

Loveday Camp 14

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

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