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From the Collection of Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan S Tatura VIC

Description
Small, green coloured photo album
Size
18cms x 13cms
Object Registration
C1248
Keywords
murchison pow recreation hall, german war cemetery
Historical information
The artist of the sketches Hans - Wolter von Gruenewaldt - ex South African Mining Engineer served in the North Africa campaign. This album also includes photos of visitors to the Tatura Museum, Memorial service German War Cemetery 1992 and visitors to Camps 1, 2, 4 and 13
Photos include Murchison R.S.L clubhouse,which was Murchison P.O.W Camp,13 Recreation Hall, Colonel Walter Tinsley D.S.O who was appointed Commandant camp 13 1946, Folk Dancers from Hungary,Scotland, Yugoslavia, Russia, Spain, Holland, German waitress, African Mother and Child,, Asia, Australian swagman, Australian A.W.A.S, British Army W.O, British Naval Officer. Visitors to Memorial service German War Cemetery 1992
Significance
Photos show a collection of the art work painted on walls of Camp 13 Recreation hall
Inscriptions & Markings
Hans-Wolter von Gruenewaldt, German P.O.W. painted these scenes and figures as murals on the walls of the camp 13 Recreation Hall. The hall was transferred to Murchison after WW2 and was purchased by the Murchison R.S.L. as its headquarters in 1955. These paintings can now be seen at the David Jones Nursing Home in Murchison.
Last updated
5 Apr 2018 at 2:16PM