The Museum shop has a selection of books relating to camps, some written by internees; local history books, including a book on the history of Tatura and one on the history of Rodney Shire. Souvenirs include teaspoons, tea towels, bags, postcards, cards and calendars. Photographs in the postcards, cards and calendars are by Museum volunteer Kaye Watson.
Art Behind the Wire
Written to accompany the exhibition "Art Behind the Wire". It tells the story of the Duldig family who found themselves "Behind the Wire" - internees in Tatura Internment Camp 3D. Tells the story of resilience, ingenuity and persistence in the face of rigid official attitudes and initially negative public opinion.
With the outbreak of World War 2 Hans-Wolter von Gruenewaldt, a German Mining Engineer, fled South Africa to avoid internment, only to be captured by the British and spend the next six and a half years as a Prisoner of War.
His dramatic journey took him to the other side of the globe, miraculously surviving the sinking of the Arandora Star and enduring inhuman treatment aboard the Dunera, on his way.
His Australian destination was the Goulburn Valley in central Victoria.
Due to his artistic creativity he left a visual legacy in the township of Murchison. But many years later when his son gifted his extensive folio of art work to the local Historical Society, the amazing scope, diversity and extraordinary talent of Hans-Wolter von Gruenewaldt was fully revealed.
As I Remember
The story of a family who lived near the Loveday Internment camp and their memories and recollections of events that happened nearly sixty years ago, as well as things that people have told who were at Loveday during WW2.
Australian Migrant Ships
A catalogue of ships used by the Australian Government to transport an influx of European migrants in 1945 to 1977. Contains information and photos on the ships life history and function, including individual listings for the year of construction, tonnage, dimensions, service speed and propulsion type.
Blankets on the Wire
The story of Camp 12 at Cowra and the events of early morning of 5 August 1944 when a mass breakout of Japanese POW's happened and the tragic story of this event.
Peers behind the barbed wire veil that was drawn around people, both civilian internees and POW's, deemed threats to Australia's security during the 2 world wars. Civilians from enemy nations, even if born in Australia, were subjects of suspicion and locked away in internment camps.
Provides a rich visual record of this remarkable group of men as they grappled physically, emotionally and imaginatively with living as newcomers in a strange land, at a time when their world was tearing itself apart. This is social and cultural history at its best.
Dunera Lives Profiles
Volume 2 of Dunera Lives follows the paths of a selection of Dunera Boys from their early lives before and during the Nazi years, through their arrival in Britain or the Straits Settlements in search of a safe haven, to their arrest as enemy aliens and subsequent deportation and incarceration in camps in Australia. Then, as free men, they start new lives in many parts of the world.
German War Cemetery Booklet
A partial list of some of those German soldiers who sacrificed their lives during WW1 and WW2.
A collection of first hand reports, artworks, newspaper articles, photographs and other documents from the files of the Hay Historical Society.
Interned and Out
The work of Italian painter Cesare Vagarini, a POW in Camp 3 at Tatura, during WW2.
Leonhard Adam - From the Spree to the Yarra
The story of Leonhard Adam, his life and artwork.
The story of the seven internment camps in the Tatura area, how they came about and the people that were interned in them. Written by Arthur and Lurline Knee.
Rikai Means Understanding
A guide to the Japanese War Cemetery, Cowra NSW.
Sing Me That Lovely Song Again
Tells the remarkable true story of a migrant family's search for a place in the world and their exploration of everyday life in Australia during 1940 to early 1950.
Songs the People Love
Tells a very detailed story of his life from where he was born and how he became an internee in the internment camps in Australia. Continues into his life during and after being released. Narrated and illustrated by Eric Liffman.
The story of bureaucratic mismanagement of the camps, frequent escapes and prisoners hopes, fears and conflicts and they work they did. Includes photographs, camp set up diagrams, maps and pen and ink cartoons.
The Holy Land Called
Professor Doctor Paul Sauer presents a comprehensive history of the Temple Society.
The Nazi Camp
Written by Arthur Knee it tells the story of life in Camp 1 at Tatura.
The Story of the Beilharz Family
Written by Professor Doctor Paul Sauer, telling the history of a family of Black Forest farmers and tradespeople, from the 15th to the 20th century.
Trapped in Tatura
This is the third and final act in Peter R Auer's breathtaking historical fiction series based on his family's experiences during WW2.
Walls of Wire
A social history of the humane internment and pow camps set up during WW2 in Australia.
Closer Settlement Days
The tale of three Scottish immigrant families - Geals, Stark and Forbes - who arrived in Australia in 1924 to join Closer Settlement in the Goulburn Valley (Tatura and Undera).
From Paddock to Park
The history of Tatura Cricket Club.
Girgarre Living History
An extensive history of the town of Girgarre and the people who make up the township.
History of the Waranga Basin
The story of Waranga Basin, by Joyce Hammond, includes photographs from the time of the making of the basin, the people involved, the channels that come and go into it.
Murchison 150th Anniversary 1840-1990
The programme from the Murchison 150th Anniversary celebrations in 1990.
The family history of James George Crawford, born 1922, and his family of four girls and five boys.
Nagambie Waterways the Way They Were
This book recounts the life on the river and weir on the Goulburn River and the surrounding districts. Predominately photographs with supporting text.
Names That Must Not Wither
Written by Tony Ford, tells the story of Tatura during WW2, the people, their stories and the honour rolls with their names.
A general picture of life in the Shire of Rodney during the period 1886-1986, with emphasis on the role that the Shire Council played during that time. Topics include an outline of settlement, inter city relationships, shire administrations, origins of street and road names and reminiscences of residents. Includes photographs.
Rungs in the Ladder
Story of Tatura Fire Brigade from 1894 to 1994. Written by Ron Michael.
Service and Sacrifice
A history of the Murchison sub branch of the RSL by Geoff Adams.
Solving the Mystery
The story of the Catholic Church in Tatura and the mystery which shrouds the origins of this church.
Tatura and the Shire of Rodney is written by W H Bossence and tells the story of how the shire came about, their development and the villages that come within their boundaries.
The Boy From Peterborough
A biography of William (Bill) Whitsey Ibbott, written by his wife Val.
The Fenton Hall Story
A documentary record of a Harston Family and farm. Compiled by John Lawry with assistance from the Crawford family and relatives.
The family tree of Winter Irving, including photographs of people and places relevant to the family. Written by Warwick Finlay.