Does anyone have any background history on the old Internment camp in Fyshwick?

PBO 8 August 2008 11

I have only just learnt of it’s existence and i was wondering if anyone knew about its history.


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Taph Taph 12:34 pm 11 Aug 08

There’s a book on the Molonglo Interment Camp. Written by local historian Alan Foskett, it’s called “The Molonglo Mystery : a unique part of Canberra’s history”. It is out of print. There are copies for loan in the ACT public libraries. He’s just published a supplementary volume (July 2008) “More about Molonglo : the mystery deepens”.

PBO PBO 9:24 am 11 Aug 08

I dont think that it is near the ranch WBJ (are you trying to tell us something?) as i have found the remains of the old buildings up the back of the old junkyard. It pays to compare maps made in the 30’s, 40’s and 80’s and look for the differences in terrain.

bundahgirl bundahgirl 9:42 am 09 Aug 08
Hugo Hugo 9:02 am 09 Aug 08

paddytrick said :

http://www.naa.gov.au/whats-on/online/feature-exhibits/internment-camps/WWI/molonglo.aspx

They kept the Italians down south somewhere, you can take your kids camping there.

This ww2 camp was at Blue Range off the Brindabella Road.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 6:22 pm 08 Aug 08

Wide Boy Jake said :

Interesting that the site of the old fascist concentration camp is now occupied by Mustang Ranch, where guys go for gay sex. Oh, the irony!

Wide boy Jake, Mustang Ranch.

Shh now…

Pandy Pandy 5:33 pm 08 Aug 08

Watch it WBJ

Wide Boy Jake Wide Boy Jake 5:30 pm 08 Aug 08

Interesting that the site of the old fascist concentration camp is now occupied by Mustang Ranch, where guys go for gay sex. Oh, the irony!

smokey4 smokey4 5:07 pm 08 Aug 08

Thanks paddytrick that link is very interesting. I am more interested in the Langwarrin camp and the incident where an internee was shot during WW1. Contradicts the version I heard as it lists him as a sailor where I heard he was a baker.
And internment camps were referred to as “concentration camps” which given the local conditions and the use of tents probably describes it perfectly but luxurious compared to life at the front.

seekay seekay 4:49 pm 08 Aug 08

Nice to see that the ACT Heritage Library badges it as a “Concentration Camp”. A great achievement for the moral equivalence brigade and Holocaust deniers alike.

paddytrick paddytrick 3:17 pm 08 Aug 08

http://www.naa.gov.au/whats-on/online/feature-exhibits/internment-camps/WWI/molonglo.aspx

They kept the Italians down south somewhere, you can take your kids camping there.

S4anta S4anta 2:46 pm 08 Aug 08

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