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Bonegilla Migrant Experience

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Amazing experience of Australian History

Definitely worth a visit particularly if you have an migrant background but really everyone should... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Justine C
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Adelaide, Australia
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Amazing a very jnteresting reminder

We arrived here when I was 5.... could not remember most things but too see our names on the... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Joanne R
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Seaford, Australia
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Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre was once made up of 24 blocks. It had its own churches, banks, sporting fields, cinema, hospital, police station and railway platform. Today, Block 19 is all that remains of the original site...more
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82 Bonegilla Rd | Nr. Wodonga, Bonegilla, Victoria 3691, Australia
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit particularly if you have an migrant background but really everyone should experience this. The staff are incredibly helpful and it is set up to enable you to have a guided tour or walk around yourself. All free of charge. You learn...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We arrived here when I was 5.... could not remember most things but too see our names on the computers and our family history was astonishing. A walk back in time will ask more questions from Mum.glad it is a reminder families had to pay...More

Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Like so many others in this part of the world my family arrived in Australia via Bonegilla. I've always heard about it but only now for to go there. I think if you're interested in family history it's somewhere worth going to even though there's...More

Thank Kay004
Reviewed 5 May 2018

When my grandparents emigrated here from Europe after WW2, this was their first stop. I grew up eagerly listening to the stories of my grandparents short time here and their past stories of their old home country. While through doing my ancestry, I found they...More

Thank LorynT23
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Visited as a child of a £10 Pom. The experience brought to life the story told by my family. It is a raw, deserted, dusty area with roos everywhere. Don’t forget to stop and see the railway siding where new Australians alighted. The staff were...More

Thank Kyola
Reviewed 29 March 2018

There is parking in front of the entrance. There is no entrance fee but donations are welcome. You start with a video that explains why the immigrants came to Bonegilla. You will see several buildings. Every with his own function.

Thank AmarilisVos
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Bonegilla was very awe inspiring, to understand the concept of leaving a world you grew up in and entering one you had no idea about must of been terrifying. The stories in this place ( some good, some bad ) are a must read. The...More

Thank maso65
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Especially interesting if you have relatives who came through Bonegilla, it shines a light on history showing how Australia became such a cultural melting pot. Original video footage and photographs also show 1950s life & politics. Staff incredibly helpful assisting with online document finding and...More

Thank Jewel236
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Especially interesting to those that were/are migrants to Australia. I was only nine at the time and can say it was very close to reality. However, being of British decent, we had it a little easier as we obviously could speak English and understand what...More

Thank OutbackPhantom
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I visited the Bonegilla Migrant experience with my family yesterday. My mum came through the camp from the Netherlands as a toddler along with her parents and 8 older siblings. Our tour guide Wendy was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the camp. It was...More

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