Benalla Migrant Camp Photographic Exhibition

Next date: Sunday, 27 October 2019 | 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Three children at Benalla Migrant Camp

Journey into the lives of migrants when you vist this unique exhibition of photos and artefacts telling the story of life at the Benalla Migrant Camp, from 1949 – 1967.

Anyone who enjoys history and in particular the history of migration to Australia will find the Benalla Migrant Camp Exhibition exhibition fascinating. The Benalla Migrant Camp operated for 18 years, between 1949 and 1967 and is an integral part of post World War 2 migration to Australia. The camp housed about 60,000 European non-British migrants during its operation.

Over 200 personal photos contributed by the migrant families, will tell you in the most authentic way what life was like at the camp. You will be intrigued and moved, but also charmed by the honesty of these images.

The exhibition is housed in one of the original accommodation huts still located at Benalla Airport (Hut 11) and also features an array of items and memorabilia including the migrant camp school enrolment book as well as original suitcases and chests from the journey over to Australia, by ship.

Bookings can also be made ahead of time on days the exhibition is not normally open (a charge will apply).

 

When

  • Friday, 26 January 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 25 February 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 25 March 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 29 April 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 27 May 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 26 August 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 30 September 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 28 October 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 04 November 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 31 March 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 07 April 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 28 April 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 26 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 25 August 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 22 September 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 27 October 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 10 November 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Location

Hut 11, Benalla Airport, Samaria Road, Benalla, Benalla Rural City Council 3672  View Map

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