Ex­plor­ing the mi­grant her­itage of the Bor­der

North East Tourist News - - ALBURY / WODONGA -

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.

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