Woolenook Bend World War 11 Internment Camp - SA

 

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DEG: -34.08746 140.757797
DMS: 34º 05' 14.85" S 140º 45' 28.07" E
UTM: 54 H 6228120mN 477656mE
Altitude: 22m

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Woolenook Bend - Murray River
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Woolenook Wood Camp was a World War II internment and prisoner of war camp, located along the River Murray, in South Australia's Riverland. It was officially part of the Loveday POW Camp complex, and housed Japanese internees and later, Japanese prisoners of war. They were employed as wood cutters for the Allied war effort. It was similar to wood camps throughout South Australia at the time, including two others attached to the Loveday POW camps - Moorook West (Wood Camp) and Katarapko (Wood Camp).

The camp consisted of a tented compound, surrounded by barbed wire. The camp guard was provided by members of the 25/33 Garrison Battalion, a militia unit of the Australian Army. At one stage, the civilian internees were removed from the camp for their own safety, because Japanese POWs considered them spies of the Australians. The camp was officially closed on 6 May 1945 and within a year, all salvageable buildings were sold at auction.
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Distance from Woolenook Bend World War 11 Internment Camp 14.4km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.632.728.724.520.016.816.218.622.024.828.931.0
Mean Min. °C16.216.212.78.86.44.63.74.56.78.912.514.1
Mean Rain mm18.120.013.716.216.221.920.921.923.727.022.823.3

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