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Italian Civilian Internment on South Australian Revisited
Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia (2013)
  • , Monash University
Abstract

During the Second World War, almost five thousand Italian civilians were interned in Australia as enemy aliens. Almost every Italian family was affected from the removal of their breadwinner. The largest of the Australian internment camps was Loveday in South Australia. At it's peak it held about 6,000 civilian enemy alien inmates. This article offers some insight into the experiences of some of the Italians who were impacted by civilian internment.

Keywords
  • internment,
  • civilian detention,
  • World War Two,
  • Italian migration history,
  • Australian history
Publication Date
2013
Publisher Statement
Published by the Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia as a peer reviewed academic article.
Citation Information
"Italian Civilian Internment on South Australian Revisited" Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia Iss. 41 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ardita_gerti/22/