Papers of World War I internees

During the First World War nearly 7000 ‘enemy aliens’, mainly of German and Austro-Hungarian origin, were interned in camps in Australia.

These are a selection from our collection of diaries written by camp internees. 

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Diaries of ‘enemy aliens’

During the First World War nearly 7000 ‘enemy aliens’, mainly of German and Austro-Hungarian origin, were interned in camps in Australia. The Library’s collection of papers of ‘enemy aliens’ interned in Australia during WW1 contains around 40 handwritten diaries written by internees.

UNESCO SIX

Saturday 6 October 2018 to Sunday 5 May 2019
Free
Exhibition

Our UNESCO World Heritage collections displayed together for the very first time.