Li­brary book chat

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Friends of Yar­ra­wonga Li­brary hosted an­other of their Book Chat af­ter­noons in the li­brary on Satur­day, Novem­ber 17.

The topic was ‘the ex­pe­ri­ence of mi­gra­tion’ and in­ter­est­ing and fas­ci­nat­ing sto­ries were told by locals Kath Gerd­sen, orig­i­nally from Guernsey, and An­drew Spilva, who came from Latvia via Ger­many.

The dis­cus­sion led to sto­ries from many of those present, whose ex­pe­ri­ences showed a sur­pris­ing num­ber of locals hav­ing come from other coun­tries and lived in camps, such as Bonegilla, or tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion in var­i­ous places around Vic­to­ria and New South Wales.

Li­braries and read­ing books played a big part in learn­ing to speak English and as­sim­i­la­tion.

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