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Lingkas Police Encampment in Tarakan

Town: Tarakan
District: Southeastern region of Borneo
Region: Borneo
Location: Tarakan is situated on the island of Tarakan, off the east coast of Borneo.
From 12 October 1943 to 29 November 1943 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: women and children
Number of internees: 64
Information: On 12 October 1943, the women and children from the women's camp at Radiostraatje were transferred to a number of dwellings near Lingkas formerly housing police personnel. These stone houses were dilapidated and unfurnished, and the sanitary facilities consisted of a huge water container and a row of communal toilets. At the end of November 1943 the women and children, along with the men from the men's camp at the artillery encampment, embarked for Bandjermasin.