Balmoral POW Camp - WA

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Position

DEG: -32.364838 116.165367
DMS: 32º 21' 53.42" S 116º 09' 55.32" E
UTM: 50 H 6418817mN 421477mE
Altitude: 268.28m

Description

Address & Contact

Balmoral Rd
Jarrahdale WA 6124
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Information

The POW working camp was built in 1944 housing 220 Italian prisoners of war from the Northern African campaign of World War II. The prisoners worked in the forest cutting firewood and lived and worked at the camp. It closed in 1946 at which point prisoners were repatriated to Italy. There is a nice little walk trail through the camp and the different foundations are sign-posted so you can get an idea of how the camp would have functioned.

This is a toilet here, as well as a signboard with shelter.

Note the large jarrah tree with a shield marker (BV 68 9). These were used as reference system for foresters back in the early 1900's.
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Closest Weather Station

Karnet at 05/03:00pm WST
Distance from Balmoral POW Camp 11.94km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
15.6°C13.0°C60%7.9°ChPa0.0mmSE11km/hr
6knots
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Closest Climatic Station

Karnet
Distance from Balmoral POW Camp 11.94km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.730.527.923.219.216.315.415.917.520.824.428.2
Mean Min. °C15.315.714.111.79.17.36.26.27.29.011.413.5
Mean Rain mm17.420.424.067.4140.3213.5218.5184.7131.777.448.018.5

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