Wodonga's Bonegilla: Depicting and remembering the impact of post-war immigration

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-28
Number of pages24
JournalVictorian Historical Journal
Volume87
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2016

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