Report a Fault: (08) 8586 6050Annual General Meeting on 5/12/2022

History highlights

Woolenook Bend Japanese Internment Camp 1942-1945

Drawing on interviews from Renmark’s residents, and 80-year-old photographs, RIT staff gave a talk in May on the Japanese internees at Woolenook Bend, near Renmark, as part of the SA History History Month events.

Trust staff also attended a Symposium on Japanese war art at Flinders University in July 2022 where they presented information about the critical role of Japanese woodcutters, from the Woolenook Bend Internment Camp, in keeping the lights on and the pumps running in Renmark, and to supply electricity to the Loveday internment camp near Barmera.

A powerpoint of the talk is here.

The pioneers of Renmark Irrigation Trust

Follow the stories of the pioneers of the Trust, D’Olier, Fitzgerald, Harrison, Madigan, McGarvie, Morant, Price and Turner here.

Paddle steamer E.R.O 1913-1923

Find out about the Paddle Steamer E.R.O. which was owned and operated by the Trust from 1913-1923 here.