Report a Fault: (08) 8586 6050| Annual General Meeting - Monday 4 December 2023

Woolenook Japanese Internment Camp

Come and hear about our ‘work in progress’ on the role of the Japanese woodcutters from Woolenook internment camp in keeping the lights on and the pumps running in WWII

A shortage of diesel in WWII created a demand for wood as fuel to produce electricity, which the Trust provided to Renmark, the townships of Paringa, Lyrup, Berri, and Loveday Internment Camp. Drawing on interviews from Renmark’s residents, and 80-year-old photographs, this talk by RIT staff uncovers the critical role of Japanese woodcutters in the running of RIT pumps. 

Our sessions have now finished. Please contact us if you would like to know more about the relationship between the Trust and the Japanese Internment camp at Woolenook Bend in World War II.