Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura
Foolscap size folder with pillar box red 3 cm wide flap which extends to the back. On the front red flap is the inscription below. Prominent centre left is Australia with gum trees and sentry box and anti clockwise POW 1941-194. A kangaroo and emu on the top right hand corner. Prison of war and beneath Murchison - Australian.
A large collection of events in regard to Camp 13. Documents include the names of 983 German POW's in Murchison August 1941 - January 1947. An interesting collection confiscated intelligence report. No 94 included 26 gall of wine, 9 drums of fruit in an advances state of fermentation, flex copper wire, clothing, petrol motor and miscellaneous cameras and wireless parts. A letter by the German Naval Commander to all families of the Kormoran crew. History of German POW's in WW2 by H. Wolf. Both in German. Map 13 B. the 21 September 1942 disturbance in D compound; report in German Sydney-Kormoran; weekly rations; dimensions of a tunnel 15 June 1942. Drawings by Heinz Dohmen - Arandora Star; royal Oak both sunk by u boat ace Gunther Prien, Collins gunner Kloppe; Kormoran at the memorial service for HMAS Sydney; Red Cross reports in German as are letters; Rudi Pruckners escape; the general conditions and the recently found tunnel.
Inscriptions & Markings
Camp 13 Murchison. Archival material.