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The story of German internees in World War 1 Australia

Postby biggerry on Thu May 12, 2011 10:30 pm

Newly discovered photographs by internee Paul Dubotzki reveal what it was like to be interned in Australia during World War I

During World War I nearly 7000 so-called ‘enemy aliens’ were interned in camps in New South Wales. One was young Bavarian photographer Paul Dubotzki whose remarkable photographs record the experience of internment from 1915 to 1919. In 2007 his entire archive was discovered in the small German town of Dorfen and it has been brought to Australia for the first time.

Dubotzki’s photographs tell an extraordinary story. Australians of German and Austrian descent, and Germans captured by the Allies in Asia, were imprisoned in isolated camps. These internees from all walks of life transformed their situation in detention with ingenuity, industry and determination. They created intricate societies with cafes, clubs, newspapers, an array of small businesses, theatres, tennis courts, kitchen gardens, laundries, boat-building and regattas, beach activities and athletic demonstrations.

This exhibition is a story of artistry, ingenuity and resilience that reveals a little-known part of Australia’s wartime history.



http://www.hht.net.au/whats_on/highlights/exhibitions/the_enemy_at_home

10 bucks to get in - looks pretty good
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Re: The story of German internees in World War 1 Australia

Postby aim54x on Thu May 12, 2011 11:05 pm

Sounds interesting! Meet?
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Re: The story of German internees in World War 1 Australia

Postby biggerry on Thu May 12, 2011 11:11 pm

aim54x wrote:Sounds interesting! Meet?


yeah, I am kinda thinking maybe this weekend, prolly do sunrise saturday morning (looks like a good one with a high tide and good swell) then might head in and catch this and that other one at the art gallery.
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Re: The story of German internees in World War 1 Australia

Postby aim54x on Thu May 12, 2011 11:24 pm

biggerry wrote:
aim54x wrote:Sounds interesting! Meet?


yeah, I am kinda thinking maybe this weekend, prolly do sunrise saturday morning (looks like a good one with a high tide and good swell) then might head in and catch this and that other one at the art gallery.


Hmmmm...and then sunset at Mrs Mac's? Sounds like a long day....I think I'll opt to sleep in :twisted:
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Re: The story of German internees in World War 1 Australia

Postby biggerry on Thu May 12, 2011 11:37 pm

aim54x wrote:
Hmmmm...and then sunset at Mrs Mac's? Sounds like a long day....I think I'll opt to sleep in :twisted:



f the sunset...i gotta get home to battle chaos by lunch-ish...
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Re: The story of German internees in World War 1 Australia

Postby aim54x on Thu May 12, 2011 11:52 pm

biggerry wrote:
aim54x wrote:
Hmmmm...and then sunset at Mrs Mac's? Sounds like a long day....I think I'll opt to sleep in :twisted:



f the sunset...i gotta get home to battle chaos by lunch-ish...


Hahahahah....better not keep you from that then...
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Re: The story of German internees in World War 1 Australia

Postby surenj on Fri May 13, 2011 9:16 pm

I am out this weekend.
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