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Loveday, South Australia

South Australia

34°17′S 140°26′E / 34.283°S 140.433°E / -34.283; 140.433Coordinates: 34°17′S 140°26′E / 34.283°S 140.433°E / -34.283; 140.433

Population 1,071 (2006 Census)[1]
LGA(s) Berri Barmera Council
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker

Loveday is a settlement in the Riverland region of South Australia, located south of Barmera and near the Murray River.[2] Administratively it is part of the Berri Barmera Council LGA. At the 2006 census, Loveday had a population of 1,071.[1]


Located east of the Moorook Game Reserve, Loveday was known for its Internment Camp during World War II.[3] The camp was established in 1941 and was one of the largest in Australia, covering approximately 180 hectares. The site was selected because of its rail and road connections, its irrigated fields and because both electricity and telephone communications were available.[4] The camp was closed in December 1946.

Today Loveday is a popular 4 x 4 adventure park.[5] Loveday is located in close proximity to the Murray River lagoons, known as the "Loveday Lagoons".


External links

  • Loveday during WWII
  • Map and location
  • Loveday Project research website

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