Interestingly Aus was also the place where some 1,500 German soldiers were imprisoned after hostilities stopped in July 1915. It was an inhospitable location, being very hot in summer and very cold in winter. Influenza, climate and disease killed more than 120 men - from both sides. The Germans built mud brick houses to protect themselves from the elements, the foundations of which are still vaguely visible. The camp was finally dismantled in 1919.
|One horse scrapes rocks out of the wallow before the other one had a roll in the muddy water (below)|