Migrants Arrive - Bruck Workers (Wangaratta, Vic)
These photos show a group of migrants - soon to be Bruck workers - arriving by bus with their families and relatively few belongings.
Bruck Textiles came to Wangaratta in 1946, creating a population boom in the town. It became a working destination, attracting workers from all over Australia and Europe following the Second World War.
Bruck Textiles began with manufacturing furnishing and apparel fabrics and still operates today, though its emphasis has shifted to high performance fabrics such as those used by the Australian Defence Forces.
Bob Beel, was a self-taught photographer from Wangaratta. He established the Le Dawn Studios in Wangaratta in 1956. From 1956 to his retirement in October 1996 he recorded public events and life in North Eastern Victoria.