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TORRES STRAIT ISLAND

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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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Loveday Camp 14

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

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