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Next date: Sunday, 01 October 2023 | 10:00 AM
to 03:00 PM
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.
For group/family bookings call the Benalla Migrant Camp Exhibition and allow a few days notice before your visit. They would love to talk to you, but if the phone isn’t answered when you call, leave a message and the volunteers will get back to you.
Hut 11, Benalla Airport, Samaria Road, Benalla, Benalla Rural City Council, 3672, View Map
Samaria Road, Benalla ,
Benalla Rural City Council 3672
Entry by gold coin donation