Hay Internment & Prisoner of War Camps Interpretive Centre
Over 6,000 German, Italian and Japanese civilian Internees and Prisoners of War (POW) were kept in three Prison Camps at Hay between 1940 and 1946. They were guarded by over 600 members of 16th Australian Garrison Battalion.
The ‘Dunera Boys’, 1,984 German Jews and other refugees from Nazi occupied Europe, were the first internees of British Government WWII policy and arrived in Hay on 7th September 1940.
The museum houses exhibits, photographs, stories and music about experiences of internees, POW’s and townsfolk.