Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura
Black two ring folder containing photos and documents in plastic sleeves.
German National, Walter Kiessling snr. an employee of a German firm was interned in Camp 1, Tatura. His wife remained in Melbourne where there son Walter was born. The father was immediately taken to Melbourne under escort to see his wife and baby son. Subsequently his wife would travel to Murchison by train and ride her bicycle, with the baby in a basket, out to the camp to visit her husband. Later visits were with a friend in their DKW car. Young Walter was christened by a Lutheran Pastor in the camp, under the supervision of Major Schrader, the Garrison Commandant. The photos tell the story.
The humane treatment given to enemy aliens by the Australian Army during World War 2.
Inscriptions & Markings
C4529 Kiessling Collection.