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Parkeston, Western Australia facts for kids

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Coordinates: 30°43′34″S 121°29′56″E / 30.726°S 121.499°E / -30.726; 121.499

Parkeston is a suburb of the city of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, located 3 km east of the city centre. At the 2006 census, Parkeston had a population of 69.

Military History

During World War II, Parkeston was the location of a Prisoner of War Transit and Detention Camp. It was 2 km north-east of Kalgoorlie and today is a suburb of Kalgoorlie itself. It operated between June 1940 and March 1947, was used as a transit camp for prisoners transiting across the country by rail, having a capacity of 20 internees in small cells.

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