The Molonglo Mystery
Mika Benesh, Stephanie Kam, Anja Loughhead
curated by Patrick Larmour
In 1918 in the early days of Canberra the first part of the new capital built in Molonglo, later renamed Fyshwick, was the Molonglo Interment Camp called by the locals of Queanbeyan The Molonglo Mystery. This was a camp built for German and Austrian civilian prisoners of war and received detainees resettled from other camps in NSW. The original guards quarters and command buildings were located on the ground where Tributary Projects now sits. This show utilises this locative connection with the camp as an opportunity to respond in a personal way to the fact of internment and immigration as an integral part of the story of European settlement in Australia no matter the location within the nation.