Virtual reality site study: Migration Experiences (1945-present)

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Paul Grover and Bruce Pennay emphasise the importance of students understanding Australian migration and doing migration History ...
There is no majestic Statue of Liberty looking over the former Bonegilla Migrant Reception Centre on the banks of the Murray River. There is no stone inscription: ‘Give me your tired, your poor/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free/ The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.’ Yet, like America’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Bonegilla has come to represent the importance of immigration to the nation.
The Bonegilla Reception Centre was the largest and longest-lasting post-war migrant camp in Australia. At its peak, in 1950, it accommodated 7, 700 people, including 1,250 staff. Consequently, it had economic, social and cultural impacts on Albury and Wodonga, its immediate host community.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3788
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Professional Learning
VolumeSemester 2 2021
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2021


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