Merchandise

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

$18.00

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.

Art Behind the Wire

Art Captured

$25.00

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.

Art Captured

As I Remember

$9.00

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.

As I Remember

Australian Migrant Ships

$30.00

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. 

Australian Migrant Ships

Blankets on the Wire

$12.00

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.

Blankets on the Wire

Captured Lives

$35.00

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.

Captured Lives

Dunera Lives

$35.00

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

Dunera Lives Profiles

$35.00

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.

Dunera Lives Profiles

German War Cemetery Booklet

$6.00

A partial list of some of those German soldiers who sacrificed their lives during WW1 and WW2. 

German War Cemetery Booklet

Haywire

$40.00

A collection of first hand reports, artworks, newspaper articles, photographs and other documents from the files of the Hay Historical Society.

Haywire

Interned and Out

$11.00

The work of Italian painter Cesare Vagarini, a POW in Camp 3 at Tatura, during WW2.

Interned and Out

Leonhard Adam - From the Spree to the Yarra

$12.00

The story of Leonhard Adam, his life and artwork. 

Leonhard Adam - From the Spree to the Yarra

Marched In

$35.00

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.

Marched In

Rikai Means Understanding

$8.00

A guide to the Japanese War Cemetery, Cowra NSW.

Rikai Means Understanding

Sing Me That Lovely Song Again

$30.00

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.

Sing Me That Lovely Song Again

Songs the People Love

$15.00

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.

Songs the People Love

Stalag Australia

$33.00

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.

Stalag Australia

The Holy Land Called

$44.00

Professor Doctor Paul Sauer presents a comprehensive history of the Temple Society.

The Holy Land Called

The Nazi Camp

$25.00

Written by Arthur Knee it tells the story of life in Camp 1 at Tatura.

The Nazi Camp

The Story of the Beilharz Family

$33.00

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.

The Story of the Beilharz Family

Trapped in Tatura

$25.00

This is the third and final act in Peter R Auer's breathtaking historical fiction series based on his family's experiences during WW2. 

Trapped in Tatura

Walls of Wire

$30.00

A social history of the humane internment and pow camps set up during WW2 in Australia.

Walls of Wire

Closer Settlement Days

$15.00

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).

Closer Settlement Days

From Paddock to Park

$30.00

The history of Tatura Cricket Club.

From Paddock to Park

Girgarre Living History

$35.00

An extensive history of the town of Girgarre and the people who make up the township.

Girgarre Living History

History of the Waranga Basin

$11.00

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.

History of the Waranga Basin

Murchison 150th Anniversary 1840-1990

$12.00

The programme from the Murchison 150th Anniversary celebrations in 1990.

Murchison 150th Anniversary 1840-1990

My Life

$5.50

The family history of James George Crawford, born 1922, and his family of four girls and five boys.

My Life

Nagambie Waterways the Way They Were

$15.00

This book recounts the life on the river and weir on the Goulburn River and the surrounding districts. Predominately photographs with supporting text.

Nagambie Waterways the Way They Were

Names That Must Not Wither

$30.00

Written by Tony Ford, tells the story of Tatura during WW2, the people, their stories and the honour rolls with their names.

Names That Must Not Wither

Rodney Recollections

$5.00

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.

Rodney Recollections

Rungs in the Ladder

$12.00

Story of Tatura Fire Brigade from 1894 to 1994. Written by Ron Michael.

Rungs in the Ladder

Service and Sacrifice

$20.00

A history of the Murchison sub branch of the RSL by Geoff Adams.

Service and Sacrifice

Solving the Mystery

$10.00

The story of the Catholic Church in Tatura and the mystery which shrouds the origins of this church.

Solving the Mystery

Tatura

$15.00

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.

Tatura

The Boy From Peterborough

$44.00

A biography of William (Bill) Whitsey Ibbott, written by his wife Val.

The Boy From Peterborough

The Fenton Hall Story

$20.00

 A documentary record of a Harston Family and farm. Compiled by John Lawry with assistance from the Crawford family and relatives.

The Fenton Hall Story

Winter Irving

$11.00

The family tree of Winter Irving, including photographs of people and places relevant to the family. Written by Warwick Finlay.

Winter Irving
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