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Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum

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Address: 49 Hogan St, Tatura, Greater Shepparton, Victoria 3616, Australia
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A very interesting place if you are interested in World War 11

This museum catalogues quite a fair bit of memorabilia pertaining to the war camps which were set up near Tatura. The material is fascinating - uniforms, stories etc. It also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This museum catalogues quite a fair bit of memorabilia pertaining to the war camps which were set up near Tatura. The material is fascinating - uniforms, stories etc. It also tells the history of the irrigation region.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Good movie giving very interesting background to the PoW interns during WWII. Staff knowledgeable and interested in why we were there - another visitor was sharing his experience as his Grandfather was an intern there. Loads of artefacts to look at, pity it is only open for a couple of hours a day, as you could spend much time reading... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Wonderful country museum focussing on the WW2 camps in the area that housed POWs and Internees of German, Italian and Japanese backgrounds. Open every afternoon!

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Thank mariacatalina2016
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

A lot of very enthusiastic volunteers are running the museum. It is a lovely place packed with millions of infomations and little things. Presentation of the objects is perfect with attention to details. Don't miss that place while you are in Tatura.

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Casuarina, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

Having researched and written the story of my father's service in the Australian Army during WW2, I was looking for information about the POW camps in the area. The staff were very helpful. I purchased two books, one written by Lurline and Arthur Knee whose knowledge is outstanding. I was able to complete that chapter of my father's "war journey".... More 

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Thank Cheryl M
Shepparton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Great little spot with heaps of history, well worth a visit. The people at the Tourist centre highly recommended you and they were right.

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Thank Louise T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

This museum is very well laid out and the volunteers have an exceptional understanding of part of our history which many would have heard little about. Our group was addressed by a very good speaker, and there was plenty of time to look at all the exhibits. The collections are excellant, and it was well worth a visit-especially for anyone... More 

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Murchison, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

As I local I have driven past this museum many times and like most people planned to visit it one day. Today was that day. I was expecting a small country museum with a couple of displays and to be in and out in 1/2 hour. This is NOT one of those places. The museum is run by local volunteers... More 

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