Having a family connection with Bonegilla, it was very interesting to visit and see where the roots of my partners family began. Jenny at the info centre, was really helpful. It was very quiet, so we almost had the whole place to ourselves. The exhibits were interesting and informative and it was quite moving to see how the new migrants lived and that this was the beginning of the life of our family here in Australia.
The only downside was the talking wall part of the experience. A wall made up of stories spoken by migrants, but they were all coming out of the one wall at the same time and made it incredibly difficult to hear and understand. Other than that, we really enjoyed the Migrant Experience at Bonegilla.
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