Picturing and Re-picturing Bonegilla. By Bruce Pennay

Border historian Bruce Pennay has compiled Picturing and Re-picturing Bonegilla, an 80-page volume filled with images of the migrant reception centre which processed 320,000 new settlers from 1947 to 1971. Highlighting immigration and its impact on Australia, the book features many images and stories. Bonegilla attracted international attention in July 1961 when angry migrants protested a lack of jobs after having been drawn to the country by work prospects. Windows and street lights were broken, offices smashed and a policeman suffered a dislocated shoulder in the uproar. Dr Pennay’s book includes two never-before-published photos taken by German migrant Friedrich Drehlich of a demonstration march at the time of the rioting.

ISBN: 9780959988529

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Border historian Bruce Pennay has compiled Picturing and Re-picturing Bonegilla, an 80-page volume filled with images of the migrant reception centre which processed 320,000 new settlers from 1947 to 1971. Highlighting immigration and its impact on Australia, the book features many images and stories. Bonegilla attracted international attention in July 1961 when angry migrants protested a lack of jobs after having been drawn to the country by work prospects. Windows and street lights were broken, offices smashed and a policeman suffered a dislocated shoulder in the uproar. Dr Pennay’s book includes two never-before-published photos taken by German migrant Friedrich Drehlich of a demonstration march at the time of the rioting.

ISBN: 9780959988529

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Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 24.5 × 17 × 1.5 cm

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