Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Loveday was known for its internment camp during Word War 2.

The camp was established in 1941 (and was one of the largest in Australia) with an impressive collection of recorded interviews, live footage, photos and artifacts a display inside the Barmera Visitor Information Centre.

By late 1943 all of the internees had been transferred to camp 14 and the other camps were closed down.

Most of the buildings were dismantled and auctioned off. Looking out across the area now, there is virtually no sign that this little known chapter of SA History ever occurred.

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Nearby Things to Do

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The Loxton Township.

Loxton Town Tours

Loxton, Loxton Waikerie

The nearby shelter contains seating and barbecue facilities.

Loxton Skate Park

Loxton, Loxton Waikerie

There are barbecue facilities and a shelter, plus a playground.

Lions Park

Loxton, Loxton Waikerie

At the Barmera VIC

Loveday Internment Camp Display

Barmera, Berri and Barmera

Anzac Centenary Cros

Anzac Centenary Cross

Barmera, Berri and Barmera

Free campsites are available along the riverfront.

Milich’s Landing and Daisy Bates Reserve

Pyap, Loxton Waikerie

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