This article is about local engagement with a post-war immigration reception centre. I explain immediate host community perceptions of and interactions with Bonegilla, its residents and ex-residents while the centre was operating. Then, I trace the way locals, working with ex-residents, created and championed Block 19 Bonegilla as a memory place and heritage asset. In attempting to fathom the local circumstances of Bonegilla’s memorialisation, I emphasise the roles played by locals and local government. I portray the heritage-making of Bonegilla as a facet of a broader process of the place-making of Wodonga and Albury–Wodonga.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Victorian Historical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jun 2016|