Block 19 - Bonegilla Migrant Experience Heritage Park
The place where thousands of post-war migrants began their Australian journey, Bonegilla represents the shift in immigration policy which led to Australia's multicultural society. This rare surviving example of a basic army hut camp provides a strong sense of what migrant life was like.
The historic buildings and artefacts are remarkably intact and visitors can walk around the park to either reminisce, or learn first hand about the migrant experience. Bonegilla received Australia's highest heritage honour on 7 December 2007 when it was included in the National Heritage List. This recognises and protects our most valued natural, indigenous and historic sites. it reflects the story of our development, from our original inhabitants to the present day, Australia's spirit, our ingenuity and our unique landscapes.