Australian War Memorial×
ID numberP01477.001
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Panorama print
MakerUnknown
Place madeAustralia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date madec 1918
DescriptionPanoramic view of the Molonglo Internment Camp seen from a guard tower, Canberra, ACT. Completed in late 1918 the camp was spread over a 250-acre site, from today's Newcastle Street, Fyshwick, to the Monlonglo River. Duntroon is in the distance (left) while the course of the Molonglo River can be traced by the line of trees in the middle distance. 150 families from the recently closed internment camp at Bourke arrived at the end of May, soon joined by families from the Berrima internment camp. They included missionaries, merchants and mariners who had been detained in British colonies such as Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Guinea. In 1919, the internees were deported to Europe and the camp was closed.