Series 7: Prisoner of war and internment camp concerts

Accession Number PUBS002/007
Collection number Souvenirs 2 7/-
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Series
Item count 49
Measurement 49 items
Object type Souvenir
Maker Various
Date made c.1915-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

This series includes items made by prisoners of war for concerts held in German POW camps. At Steinhorst the prisoners produced decorative programs for each weekly concert held on Sundays. These were created with ink that they had made themselves. Included in this series is a photo of officers who produced a performance of the play Review.

Another interesting collection of items are those from the German internment camps at Trial Bay and Holdsworthy. The programs in this collection are postcard size items, most in black and white. Some are in colour. All show a very strong graphic style which make them most attractive.