Internment in South Australia and the Loveday camp The main internment camp in South Australia was located at Loveday near Barmera, on the River Murray.
Camp 10 was one of three main prisoner of war (POW) and internee camps, located at Loveday during World War II, in South Australia's Riverland.
During WW2 there were a number of Internment camps located in the Riverland District of South Australia near Barmera which is 12 kms south. At night, some camps were treated to occasional film screenings, while at other camps internees staged Kabuki, Snake eyes dice games and music performances for the entertainment of their fellow internees. The internees at Loveday were keen to undertake useful work. Many of them had professional scientific skills or were skilled tradesmen. Japanese civilians interned in Australia Loveday Camp 10 WWII. The Australian government adopted a policy of mandatory repatriation to Japan of all Japanese internees, unless they had been born in Australia or had an Australian or British-born wife. Home About Contact Resources Links.