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Rottnest Island and Scooplight Theatre presents...

The Rottnest After Dark Series 2014 - "Capturing the Enemy"

Marking the centenary of the Great War, the engaging theatrical performance portrays the role of the Island during this world historic event. Let Rottnest Island and Scooplight Theatre take you on a journey back to 1914, when the Department of Defence commandeered the Island for use as an internment and Prisoner of War camp.

Through photographic film and theatre, the poignant stories of interned Prisoners of War and their military guards are “captured” and shared. The theatrical presentation will run in June, July and August 2014, with a supporting exhibition from April to August 2014.

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Capturing the Enemy theatre production

The Great War – Capturing the Enemy Exhibition

In conjunction with award-winning Rottnest After Dark theatre productions, Rottnest Island will be exhibiting at the Rottnest Island Salt Store from Anzac Day to mid-August. This year marks the centenary of the commencement of World War One and Rottnest Island Authority is hosting an exhibition of photographs taken on Rottnest Island in 1914 and 1915 when it was an internment camp for enemy aliens. German and Austrian Slav (mainly Croatian) men and boys, held in the internment camp between August 1914 and November 1915 are shown in the familiar landscapes of the Island, along with Australian soldier guards and Aboriginal men, brought to the island as extra labour.

 Capturing the Enemy photographic exhibition

Rottnest After Dark Series - Capturing the Enemy 2014