In the Interest of National Security: Civilian Internment in Australia During World War II

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National Archives of Australia, 2006 - Concentration camps - 124 pages
Nearly 15,000 civilians were interned in Australian camps during World War II. Klaus Neumann provides a brief overview of Australia's internment policies at the time and demonstrates their effects. Using records from the National Archives, he introduces 10 people of various ethnic origins and political beliefs who were interned and discusses the profound effects internment had on their lives. A compelling and fascinating account of a little known chapter in Australian history.

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About the author (2006)

Klaus Neumann is a historian based at Swinburne University┐s Institute for Social Research. His 2006 book In the Interest of National Security won the John and Patricia Ward History Prize, while his Refuge Australia: Australia┐s Humanitarian Record (2004) won the Australian Human Rights Commission┐s 2004 Human Rights Award for Non-Fiction.

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