Internment Camps: Southern Rhodesia – Camp No.3 (Gatooma)
Southern Rhodesia – Camp No.3 (Gatooma)
In 1941 interness from Abyssinia and Somalia, and refugees distributed to three additional camps. Camp No.3 was allocated 2,000 people and was located on a 3,000 acre farm five miles south-west of Gatooma. Camp No. 3 used excessive reliance on internees to police themselves resulting in a series of successful escapes.
After the war, the farm was converted to the Cotton Research Board Training Institute.