Friday, 25 June 2021
Harris Creek Rail Bridge is one of the last remaining elements of the Liverpool-to-Holsworthy Military Railway and a reminder of the area’s time as part of the WWI wartime infrastructure.
The bridge is an important reminder of the area’s time as part of the WWI wartime infrastructure which connected military facilities at Holsworthy with Liverpool Station.
The Holsworthy Internment Camp, the largest and longest-running internment camp in Australia during WWI, held up to 6,000 prisoners-of-war and men who were classed as ‘enemy aliens’. Most were of German, Austro-Hungarian and Turkish descent, many of whom had been part of the local communities for many years.
The bridge, which was constructed by internees from the Holsworthy Internment Camp in 1917, has now been listed on the State Heritage Register, and will be preserved for the benefit of future generations.
Photo: Greg Davis