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Symposium & Exhibition
Convenor of Symposium and Curator of Exhibition

Professor Pedram Khosronejad
School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University
4-5 March 2023
Bonney Theatre, Barmera, South Australia


Morning Session -1 (Chair P Khosronejad)

Acknowledgment of Country


Opening Message

The Berri Barmera Council Mayor Ella Winnall

Welcome Message

Pedram Khosronejad


The History of the Loveday Internment Camp

Rosemary Gower

Keynote Speaker- The Internment of Germans in Australia: Historical Perspectives

Peter Monteath (Flinders University)

Morning Session -2 (Chair P Khosronejad)

Internment from Iran as A Child

Helga Griffin

My Unforgettable Journey to Australia

Ingrid Stephen


From Zwickau to Melbourne

Doris Frank

Afternoon Session -1 (Chair P Khosronejad)

My Early Childhood (recording)

Roswitha Wulff 

The Life and Legacy of Doctor H. E. Wulff

John Wulff

Bremen to Launceston with a Few Detours


Anneliese Kropf 

Afternoon Session -2 (Chair P Khosronejad)

German Internees in Australia: a collection story (recording)

Libby Stewart (National Museum of Australia)

Our Project's Story

Pedram Khosronejad

Concluding Remarks

Rosemary Gower, Pedram Khosronejad, Peter Monteath, Loveday Internment Camp Committee)

Exhibition Catalogue

This program received financial support from the School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University, and the Flinders University. With thanks to our sponsors the Berri Barmera Council, Loveday Internment Camp Committee, and Temple Society, Australia. 

This exhibition investigated the role of tangible heritage (family photo albums, personal diaries, letters, and arts of the camp) in the life and resettlement of German civilian internees and prisoners of war from Persia (Iran)

Tour of Loveday Internment Prison Camp (South Australia) where the fathers of  project members, the Germans of Persia were detained between 1941-45.

The overarching argument of this project is the multifaceted role and multifunctional usage of the tangible and the intangible heritage of migrants as coping strategies during harsh life experiences such as deportation, imprisonment, forced migration and resettlement. 

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