Migrants from Bonegilla
Some of the first displaced persons to come to Australia. They are at Bonegilla, having come by train from Melbourne., photographer unknown, photograph, gelatin silver, 9 x 14 cm., 1948, Bonegilla & Migrant Hostels Project., State Library of Victoria.
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The Bonegilla Migrant Reception Centre, near Albury-Wodonga, received refugees from the Second World War and assisted migrants until 1971. Pictured are some of the first war refugees to arrive in 1948.
Bonegilla fed workers to many nearby industries, including the tobacco farms of Myrtleford. Myrtleford attracted workers from all over Europe, but Italians were the most numerous of all the migrants there.