German concentration camps: Holsworthy, Trial Bay, Berrima, Molonglo

Accession Number F00133
Collection type Film
Measurement 77 min 44 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Ive, Bert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Berrima, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Holsworthy, Australia: New South Wales, Trial Bay
Date made December 1918; 1919
Access Open
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Scenes of Holsworthy and Molonglo internment camps for enemy aliens taken in the summer of 1918-19 by Bert Ive. Also included is earlier footage from Trial Bay and Berrima. The purpose of the film was to show the contrast between the conditions enjoyed by German internees in Australian camps and film of conditions of returning British POWs in Germany. However by August 1919 it was feared that public distribution might be counter productive to the war loan appeal and it was recommended that it be handed over to the Australian War Museum authority.

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