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Discover Bonegilla Migrant Centre these summer holidays

 

January 2018

If you missed the anniversary celebrations for one of Australia’s largest migrant camp, there are still plenty of opportunities to explore the former Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre in its 70th year.

Guided tours of the Bonegilla Migrant Experience will be running every day throughout the holidays.

The Bonegilla by the Weir summer season will run from Wednesday, December 27 to Sunday, January 28 with guided tours held at 11am daily (excluding New Year’s Day and Australia Day).

From 1947 to 1971, more than 300,000 migrants passed through the Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre.

Today, it is estimated around 1.5 million people are descendants of former residents from the camp. That could include you!

Once made up of 24 blocks, the centre had its own churches, banks, sporting fields, a cinema, hospital, police station and railway platform.

Today, Block 19 is all that remains of the original site, and visitors travel from all over the world to visit Bonegilla Migrant Experience (BME).

Join one of our guided tours, enjoy a self-guided tour or take the suitcase trail.

Bring a picnic, play one of our traditional games and enjoy the surrounds for a little longer.

This is your opportunity to explore, understand and appreciate Wodonga’s National Heritage Listed site.

Guided tours are $11 for adults, $9 for children and $25 for a family of four.

For enquiries and bookings, call (02) 6020 6912, and for more information visit www.bonegilla.org.au

 

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