Loveday Camp 9

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Camp 9 (also known as Italian Internee Camp No. 9) was one of three main prisoner of war (POW) and internee camps, located at Loveday, in South Australia's Riverland, approximately 12 kilometres from Renmark. This camp could hold up to 1000 people, detaining Italian civilian internees, and later Italian prisoners of war. The camp began operations on 12 August 1940 and the first Italian POW arrived at the camp on 11 June 1941. The camp guard was provided by members of 25/33 Garrison Battalion, a militia unit of the Australian Army. Many internees were released from the camp in 1944.

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Coordinates: 34°17′11″S 140°27′15″E / 34.286323°S 140.454135°E / -34.286323; 140.454135