Karl's Internment

Pencil drawing of Tatura Internment Camp, done by Karl Muffler (features driveway up to camp entrace gate)
Drawing, Tatura Intenment Camp, by Karl Muffler, 1942
Source: Museum Victoria

Karl sat decorating cakes behind a barbed-wire fence. It was not the future he had imagined when he first arrived in Australia.

Karl practised his confectionery craft throughout his internment.

Internees kept themselves busy by participating in woodworking and drawing classes, and theatre productions. Special currency was issued for use within the camps.

Image Gallery

Tatura celebration.  Cakes by Karl Muffler set out on table in the foreground. Front cover of Karl Muffler's  hand written recipe book (school exercise book) ,1942 Karl Muffler's hand written recipe book, open, showing two pages of recipes including chocolate nut cake and fruit cake recipes Front page, open, of hand written theatre program, collected by Karl during his time in internment at Tatura.   The program has some ink illustrations and German text Inside page, open, of hand written theatre program, collected by Karl during his time in internment at Tatura.   The program has some ink illustrations and German text Hand made Greeting Card, from Karl to Hilde,Tatura internment camp, 1940s (card has a barbed wire cut out design) Wooden tray, crafted by Karl inTatura, 1940s Tatura internment currency coins, 1940s Internees at Tatura, 1943. Karl and his father-in-law Adolf Mayer, back row, second and first from left