Take a trip back in time at Bonegilla
FROM fungi to beer, and roasts to sausages, the Bonegilla Migrant Experience has something for everyone this autumn.
Beer brewing and sausage making workshops will be held on Sunday, March 20 to coincide with the North East Food and Wine Festival.
The Art of Beer Brewing will be led by the brewers of Cheeky Peak, or you can learn from the masters in the Art of Sausage Making and Meat Smoking workshops.
For something a little different, a fungi workshop on Saturday, May 14 will explore the edible, medical and mythological characteristics of fungi.
Following lunch, join the hunt for local fungi species.
Sunday roasts return to Bonegilla just in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8.
The event celebrates a traditional Australian meal and discusses what migrants staying at the centre thought of the menu.
Other Sunday roast events will be held on July 24 and September 4.
Anyone who hasn’t visited the Bonegilla Migrant Experience in recent months will also find significant improvements to the heritage-listed site.
The former migrant training and reception centre has undergone a $760,000 redevelopment to better tell the story of the more than 320,000 people who passed through its doors.
The works include a new welcome centre and restoration of the Recreation Hut, including new exhibition and interpretive content.
Further information including full details of upcoming events can be found online at bonegilla.org.au.
HISTORIC: Peruse the fascinating history at the Bonegilla Migrant Experience this autumn.