Liverpool Internment Camp

Camp established at the outbreak of World War II to inter those suspected of being a security risk.

Milestone
Opened
15 Oct 1939
Closed
Nov 1946
Name
Alternate
Liverpool prisoner of war camp
Alternate
Moorebank prisoner of war and internment camp
Property
On site of
1939 - 1946
Type

Liverpool Internment Camp during World War II

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2014

The Liverpool Internment Camp at Moorebank commenced on 15 October 1939 under the direct control of the Australian Army Base at Victoria Barracks, Sydney. When larger camps were built at Orange and Hay in 1940 the camp was closed, however, after eight months it was re-opened for internees in transit to other states and as a holding camp for 'special internees' including members of the Australia First Movement.