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Bonegilla, 'A Place of No Hope'

In 1947 Bonegilla was established as a 'Reception and Training' Centre by the Australian Department of Immigration. Until its closure in 1971, more than 300 000 people from all parts of the world passed through its gates. Since then Bonegilla has become a powerful symbol of a whole era of 'immigrant' politics, and for what has been tagged the 'the migrant experience'.

Glenda Sluga is Associate Professor of History at the University of Sydney.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: University of Melbourne, Department of History
Place of Publication: Parkville, Vic.
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 0868398527
Publication Year: 1988
Subject Covered: Social Sciences (General); Social groups; Political science