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On Board - Behind Wire

THE STORY OF THE DUNERA BOYS

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Dunera_4148236_001.jpgShortly after the outbreak of World War II, about 2,000 Jewish German men, classified as Enemy Aliens, were brought from England to Australia on board the HMT Dunera (Hired Military Transport). Arriving in Sydney on the 6th of September 1940, the Dunera Boys were interned in camps throughout NSW and Victoria.

After their release, some of them stayed in the country and became Australian citizens. This small exhibit highlights the memories of the voyage which left an indelible impression in all Dunera Boys. It focuses on personal experiences during their confinement, and on their contribution to Australian society and culture.

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