From Bonegilla Migrant Experience <[email protected]>
Subject Find out what's new at Bonegilla Migrant Experience
Date September 29, 2020 11:30 PM
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September, 2020


Works continue at Block 19

We may be closed at the moment but projects are continuing at Block 19. We have taken the time to tick off jobs on our list and complete some new projects.

With instructions from the artist, we have repaired the models and re-painted the plinths for the displays in the Recreation Hut, which accompany the stop-motion film ‘Remembering Bonegilla’.

An undercover bike shelter has been installed to cover the existing bike racks and there has been a tank created to suit the tank stand next to the kitchen.

We have also seen the installation of an undercover picnic area thanks to the Building Better Regions Fund. This will be a lovely area for families to gather with a picnic or for the Bonegilla Migrant Experience team to welcome tour or school groups.


Our amazing volunteers

Two of our volunteers received volunteer awards earlier this year. Barry Barton recieved the Two Cities One Community Award and Gary Mawby received the Individual Volunteer of the Year (pictured).

Congratulations to you both. We thank you for your commitment to Bonegilla and the local community in all the volunteer roles you take on.

We would also like to thank the rest of our casuals and volunteers for their flexibility so far this year. You have all navigated complete closure due to restrictions, significant changes and the implementation of new COVIDsafe procedures.

We have an amazing team who have a true passion for the site and often their own connection to it. They take time to share and give as much information to visitors as possible.

Thank you to each and every one of you.


Family research and Bonegilla ID cards

It has been great to hear of so many taking this time to research their family histories! We hear from many of you looking for information of family who came through Bonegilla.

Bonegilla Migrant Experience doesn’t hold any historical records. All applications for information of arrivals and ID cards are through the National Archives of Australia website [[link removed]].

See our Guide to Using Online Resources for family research here [[link removed]].

You will also find a list of other helpful links on our website [[link removed]].


Visit Bonegilla Migrant Experience online

The Bonegilla Migrant Experience virtual tour [[link removed]] provides online visitors the opportunity to explore the site via a 3D walk through.

The resource kit of learning materials encourages inquiry-based explorations of primary sources such as contemporary films, documents in the National Archives of Australia, the personal testimonies of migrants and press reports of the day retrieved via Trove.

You can take a virtual tour [[link removed]] anytime.


Honour your loved one's journey

With more than 1100 plaques already installed on The Arc memorial sculpture, get yours now!

Order before Tuesday, November 3 to receive your plaque in time for Christmas.

The process just got easier with a new online order form. Click here to submit your application [[link removed]].


Our opening hours

Bonegilla Migrant Experience is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

When it is time to re-open, we will be open to visitors Saturday, Sunday and Mondays from 10am to 4pm.

Closed Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Admission to the site remains free.


COVID-19 practices

Bonegilla Migrant Experience is continuing to follow the Victorian Government advice with regards to physical distancing and COVID-19 practices on site.

Physical distancing measures and limits on the number of visitors are in place. For this reason, it is advised to call ahead of your visit on (02) 6020 6912.


How to contact us:

If you need to contact us, please phone (02) 6020 6912 or email [[email protected]] u [mailto:[email protected]]

With the change to our opening hours, we are available answer calls and respond to emails Saturday, Sunday and Mondays from 10am to 4pm.

If you contact us at a time when we are closed, please be assured that you will receive a response during our operating hours.


We'd love to hear your feedback

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