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Loveday Internment Camp Display

Free

Overview

The Loveday Internment Camp Display is housed in the Barmera Visitor Information Centre.
Come and read the history of this camp. Set up in 1941 it was one of the largest in Australia. It covered approximately 180 hectares of cultivated land and held 5380 internees and POWs at its peak and over 1500 AMF personnel. Loveday was selected as a suitable site because it was piped for irrigation; it was near a highway linking major cities; electricity and telephone communications were available; a train service from Adelaide ran near the camp and it was sufficiently far enough inland away from the seaboard. A very important part of Barmera's history.

Price

Free

Features

  • Entity Facility

    Carpark

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
    Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.
    Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.
    Disabled access available, contact operator for details

  • Accreditation

    Australian Tourism Accreditation Program

  • Membership

    Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

  • Internet Access Point

    Free Wifi