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Leadership at Loveday

When war came to Australia. The man appointed to run the Loveday Internment Camps was Lieutenant Colonel Dean. As it turned out Edwin Thayer Dean was an inspired choice. He was an experienced and decorated military leader, having served in … Continue reading

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They marched into Loveday

When war came to Australia. From Brisbane it took three days by train for the internees to reach the Riverland District of South Australia. The exact route from Queensland is not clear. According to Max Scholz, long-time resident of Barmera … Continue reading

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A prison without prisoners

When war came to Australia. This series of posts introduces my work in progress, a research-based historical novel due out later this year. Camp 9, the oldest compound in the Loveday Internment Camp complex, was constructed nearly a year before the … Continue reading

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When War Came to Australia

Mea culpa. Yes, it’s been a while since I posted. The exciting news is that I’ve almost finished writing my new novel. Hey, there’s only so much a person can do in one day. I’ve taken a short break from … Continue reading

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