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Harvey internment camp heritage listed

Harvey-Waroona Reporter

An iconic part of Harvey’s history, the World War II internment camp, has been State Heritage listed.

It was WA’s first purpose-built internment camp for enemy aliens housing up to 800 men, mainly of Italian origin.

The camp closed in 1942 and was used by the 3rd Australian Corps Training School before it was developed into the Harvey Agricultural College. The site consists of original buildings including a shrine built by the detainees.

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