Young men set off to war from here

Akrotiri

DARWIN, Australia

Artist's Description

Swan Barracks – Francis St, Perth is Heritage listed and now serves as a backpackers lodge.

Swan Barracks was built in 1896 as an Australian Army Barracks and was used up until 1993 when it was sold.

Young men were recruited and sworn in here at the outbreak of World War II then moved to the Northam Army camp for training as the 2/16th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF). They were deployed to Egypt, Palestine and Syria.

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