Exploring the migrant heritage of the Border
STEP back in time and into the shoes of one of Bonegilla’s newly arrived migrants through two special events at the Bonegilla Migrant Experience (BME) this spring.
A fun and educational play, Me and Bonegilla, will be held at the heritage-listed site at 11.30am on Sunday, September 11 and 10am and 11.30am on Monday, September 12.
The performance by Two Friends Productions will explore the world of the 1950s residents of the Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre.
Aimed at primary school-aged children, the 45-minute play is filled with exciting characters, physical comedy and song.
As part of the Wodonga Senior Celebrations, Charles Sturt University Associate Professor, Bruce Pennay, will give an illustrated talk about the expectations of newly arrived girls, and single and married women at Bonegilla from 10am on Wednesday, October 12.
The Women at Bonegilla talk will include a site tour and morning tea in the Bonegilla function space.
BME will also host a school holiday program with photo re-creation stations, traditional games and colouring-in activities from Saturday, September 17 to Sunday, October 2.
Further details about these events and BME are available online at bonegilla.org.au or by phoning (02) 6020 6912.
Bookings can be made via The Cube Wodonga on (02) 6022 9311 or online at thecubewodonga. com.au/tickets.
EDUCATIONAL: Take the young ones to see the fun play Me and Bonegilla this September.