Greek Community of Melbourne students visit Bonegilla migrant centre

·

On Sunday, June 19, the students of the Language and Culture Schools of the Greek Community in Melbourne (GCM) visited the Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre.

This activity was part of their preparation for the oral examinations of the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education).

Students of the Greek Community of Melbourne schools.

The students had the opportunity to enrich their knowledge about the historical parameters and living conditions of the early migrants during the decades of the ’50s to ’70s through lectures by the Centre’s officials, on-site exploration of the accommodations, and educational materials that were distributed to them.

The students showed a particular interest in the content of their educational excursion and enjoyed the experience, which will undoubtedly accompany them over time.

The students and teachers.
Students.

The Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre started at the end of World War II when millions of migrants left their countries in search of a better fortune.

The military facilities were transformed into a reception and training centre for migrants. The number of migrants who passed through the centre between 1947 and 1971 reached 300,000.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Thanasi Kokkinakis wins dramatic five-set battle at French Open

Thanasi Kokkinakis edged out Alexei Popyrin in five sets in an all-Australian opening-round battle at the 2024 French Open.

AHEPA NSW marks 90 year anniversary with grand celebration

AHEPA NSW Inc marked its 90th anniversary with a splendid luncheon at Novotel Brighton-Le-Sands in Sydney on Sunday, May 26.

GOCSA’s new Neoléa initiative host Ikarian-inspired inaugural event

On May 26, the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA) launched their new initiative known as “Neoléa.”

St George College in Adelaide officially opens the Kalimera Cafe

St George College in Adelaide, South Australia officially opened its new Kalimera Cafe on Friday, May 24. Read more here.

Unley High School gets creative to incentivise Greek language and cultural learning

Unley High School has looked into ways it can incentivise Greek language learning with a focus on real-world learning experiences.

You May Also Like

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia responds to coronavirus epidemic

Archbishop Makarios released a statement on Monday regarding the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia's response to the recent coronavirus epidemic and the steps they are taking to ensure peoples safety.

Owner of Betros Bros frustrated due to rise in alleged assaults on staff by shoplifters

Owner of supermarket Betros Bros in Queensland has been left frustrated as repeat shoplifters allegedly assault his staff and customers.

These are the Greek Australians fighting to keep SA’s snack bar tradition alive

The iconic snack bar in South Australia is a dying breed but these Greek Australians are fighting to keep the tradition alive.