Thursday, December 12, 2013

Yes, there really was a Migrant Camp in Benalla!

Many people are amazed to find out that there was a Migrant Camp in Benalla. 
Between 1949-1967 the Benalla Migrant Camp housed an estimated 60,000 Post World War II Migrants!

Former residents of the camp share with you this unique exhibition of their photographs and memorabilia. Through their eyes, this exhibition tells of life a the camp in a most moving, authentic way. You must see this.

If you live a fair drive away, Benalla is a great base for a weekend . You can combine a visit to our exhibition with a relaxed couple of days of wining, dining and sightseeing.

We are close to the King Valley and Glenrowan Wineries and the beautiful Strathbogie Ranges, as well as the Winton Wetlands.

Benalla itself offers many other attractions such as our stunning Botanical Gardens, an outstanding Regional Art Gallery (its cafe with its drop-dead gorgeous view of Lake Benalla is a recommended spot for coffee and cake), three fabulous local bakery cafes for a yummy lunch, a picturesque 5 km Lake Circuit Walk, a Ceramic Mural on the lake, a gliding centre and an Aviation Museum as well as a Costume and Pioneer Museum.

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