Ex­plore wartime camp

The Tatura Guardian - - Community - Reg­is­ter to at­tend by phon­ing Tatura His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety on 5824 2111.

Ex­plore one of Tatura’s wartime camps with The Tatura His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety with tour guide John Gribben on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15.

The bus leaves at 1 pm from the Tatura Ir­ri­ga­tion and Wartime Camps Mu­seum for the camp with Mr Gribben who will talk peo­ple through the his­tory of the camp lo­ca­tion.

Tatura His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Steve Barnard said the camp be­ing vis­ited is Camp No 1, which was a male civil­ian camp.

‘‘Th­ese camps held Ger­mans, Ital­ians and peo­ple de­clared il­le­gal be­cause of their na­tion­al­i­ties dur­ing World War II,’’ he said.



‘‘We have peo­ple from all over the na­tion take part in the tours and of­ten have de­scen­dants of those who lived in the camps or were con­nected to the camps when they were in op­er­a­tion.’’

The cost of the trip to be paid on the day is $15 and the bus re­turns to the mu­seum at 4 pm.

Those at­tend­ing are ad­vised to wear sen­si­ble shoes and a hat.

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