Wednesday, January 30, 2019

We need volunteer helpers!

We would love to hear from you if you have spare time in which you would like to do something worthwhile - and would like to become part of our history project.
We have a fabulous collection and are looking for people with the right skills who can work relatively unsupervised once a task has been set.
Can you lead a project? Can you raise funds, and write funding submissions? Do you enjoy doing independent research at the National Archives and the Public Records Office? Do you enjoy being a host at our exhibition on Sundays? Do you like interviewing, then writing and editing media releases about our exhibition? Do you enjoy training others? Do you like recruiting and managing volunteers? Do you enjoy taking up a cause and working with Council to implement heritage conservation plans? Are you good with managing finances in a treasurer role? Do you like working with young people to coordinate a filming project?

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Our next major event is COMING UP

Please mark your diaries - on November 4th from 2pm onwards, we will hold the premiere of our short documentary about the history of Benalla Migrant Camp.
It will be a red carpet event - beginning with an afternoon tea and held at the Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre. Watch this space for more details, as they come to light.
Also go and follow us on Facebook!!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Get your tickets NOW

Benalla Migrant Camp Inc. is organising this one off celebration 
to mark both 50 years since the camp shut in 1967, 
but also 5 years of our project to collect materials and photos concluding.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Finally on the State Heritage List

Unbelievably good news for all of us.
Our success with our State Heritage Application was finally announced Friday last week.
Big news - on  Win TV News Saturday night, on ABC Local Radio with Gaye Pattinson on Monday, on Page 3 in the Border Mail on Monday and on the Front page of our local paper, today Wednesday.
I am pictured with Sophie Arendt nee  Golonski in the door of Hut 11. This is the place where it all began.

Monday, May 2, 2016

We are still waiting for the results of the State Heritage Hearing!!!

Job Well Done!!!

Here are all the people who made a presentation for State Heritage Protection in February - except Helga Leunig who had to leave before this photo was taken: from left to right Veronica Schilling (Benalla Rural City) Wendy Mackowski, Sabine Smyth, Maria Fruhwirth, Dr Bruce Pennay, Rozalie Dean, Jim (Elmars) Klopsteins, Helen Topor, Krystyna Topor, Judith Fleming.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Don't miss the Registration Hearing

The huts above are -unfortunately- all gone. Please help us save what is left.

Day 1 - Wednesday Feb 10th at BPACC - affterwards drinks at Golf Club from 6.30pm
Day 2 - Thursday Feb 11th at BPACC - afterwards meal at Golf Club from 6.30 pm

Please visit our Facebook Page to find out the times of the hearing and the schedule of when different speakers will speak. 
This will be announced soon by the Heritage Council.
Our book will again be for sale.
The Exhibition will also be open from 1-3 pm on both days.