75 years of Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre
November 28, 2022 marks 75 years since the site began and the first arrivals' ID cards mark this date as their arrival in Fremantle, Australia.
Although they didn’t actually arrive at the Bonegilla Reception and Training Centre until early December, an event to celebrate this milestone will be held from November 21 to November 28, 2022.
The full program will be released with tickets on sale late October.
The event will feature an author talk and writing workshop with author of The Last of the Bonegilla Girls, Victoria Purman, site tours, food workshops, live music, children's activities, evening activities on and offsite and an exhibition launch to name a few.
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School holiday tours
Guided tours of Block 19 will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in the Victorian school holidays.
Leaving from the Welcome Centre at 11am, the cost* is $17 for adults, $14 concession and $9 for children under 16.
Visiting at any other time throughout the year? We hold guided tours of the site at 11am Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Get in touch to register your interest.
* Includes admission to the site
Thinking of a family reunion?
Dates have opened up in September and October for function space bookings.
Make the most of the beautiful spring weather and let the Bonegilla Migrant Experience team help host your family reunion – hold a guided tour and morning tea or lunch on site.
If you are starting to plan for Christmas gifts or would like to see your family plaque up ready for the 75th anniversary event in November, submit your application online. [[link removed]]
Cut-off dates for applications:
November event - September 30, 2022
Christmas - November 12, 2022
Historical Bonegilla guided tour and afternoon tea
Join one of our experienced guides on this hosted tour of Bonegilla Migrant Experience. Learn the history of the site and have your questions answered as you explore a collection of original buildings, walking in the shoes of those migrants who made this their first Australian home.
Then enjoy a talk and tour of Wodonga and District Historical Society Inc. followed by afternoon tea at the Bonegilla Migrant Experience Welcome Centre.
This event is being hosted as part of Wodonga Senior Celebrations. Find out more at wod.city/Senior-Celebrations [[link removed]]
If you need to get in touch with us, please phone (02) 6020 6912 or email [[email protected]]
If you contact us at a time when we are closed, please be assured you will receive a response during our operating hours.
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