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Bonegilla Book Club

Meeting monthly, beginning Sunday, April 14

Delve into the many fascinating and extraordinary stories of Bonegilla, civilian life and immigration after World War II.  

Each month borrow a copy of the prescribed book from Hyphen – Wodonga Library Gallery, read and join us at Bonegilla Migrant Experience to discuss your thoughts over tea and coffee. 

Facilitated by the team at Bonegilla Migrant Experience, the book club will begin with an introduction and mini tour of the site before you head home to dive into the first book - The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman. 

Book club members will receive an annual multi-site entry pass to Bonegilla Migrant Experience, which you can use to explore the historic site and learn more about the 320,000 migrants who made this their first Australian home.  

Sunday mornings, 10am to 11am, on the following dates.

  • ​​​April 14, including introduction and mini tour  
  • May 19, book one 
  • June 23, book two 
  • July 21, book three 
  • August 18, book four 
  • September 15, book five 
  • October 13, book six 

Reading list, order to be confirmed.

  • The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman 
  • To Bonegilla from Somewhere by Wanda Skowronska 
  • The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku 
  • The Rose Code by Kate Quinn 
  • The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke 
  • The People Smuggler by Robin De Crespigny 

Important notes 

You will need to become a library member at Hyphen – Wodonga Library Gallery prior to participating in the Bonegilla Book Club. If you aren't already, you can become a member for free online at https://wod.city/hyphenmember  

After submitting your Bonegilla Book Club registration, we will contact you to arrange payment and confirm your place. 

Spots are limited. If booking capacity is exceeded, we will create a waiting list. 

Register here.

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