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Post-war Migration Tour

18 Mar, 2024

Enjoy a day immersed in post-war migrant history and experience the ways in which migrants shaped modern Australia on this historic bus tour of significant sites across Albury Wodonga.

Stop 1. Latchford Barracks 

Witness the size and scale of the original migrant camp at Bonegilla when it opened in 1947. You’ll have the opportunity to spend time at Latchford Barracks to view the last remaining building and footings as well as past block locations that aren’t accessible to the general public.

Stop 2. Bonegilla Migrant Experience  

During a special guided tour at Bonegilla Migrant Experience, you’ll hear shared stories and truly walk in the shoes of the 320,000 migrants who made this their first Australian home. 

Stop 3. Albury LibraryMuseum  

Afterwards, wander through Albury LibraryMuseum’s collection to get a deeper understanding of Bonegilla’s past.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements for morning tea and lunch upon booking. 

Bus pick up locations

The tour includes bus transport between tour sites. Guests can choose to begin their tour from either of our bus pick up locations:  

  • 10.15am l Wodonga Senior Citizens Centre car park, 15 Havelock Street, Wodonga  
  • 10.40am l Albury Train Station, Smollet Street, Albury  

Optional drop off at both locations between 4pm and 4.30pm. 

Accessibility and environmental considerations 

Kindly note that the bus is not equipped to accommodate wheelchairs. We advise you to consider individual requirements upon booking. If you have any questions about accessibility, you are welcome to contact us. 

This tour includes a moderate amount of walking. We suggest wearing comfortable enclosed shoes for your convenience.  

If the weather is warm, we suggest you wear a hat and sunscreen for your protection. If the weather is cooler and/or wet, please consider a raincoat and umbrella. 

Cost $89 per person l limited places available 
Bookings close Wednesday May 8, 5pm. 

Book here

This event forms part of the National Trust’s 2024 Australian Heritage Festival. 

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