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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Bonegilla Blues


I only stayed for one whole day and two nights before making my own way to Melbourne to start a new life in a new country, which means I never had time to get the Bonegilla Blues. Others did, if this BULLETIN article of November 1961 is anything to go by.


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In on the 8th of August 1965 (exactly fifty-five years ago to the day!) ...

My Bonegilla Reception Centre registration card
Date of Arrival 8 Aug 1965; MOI (?) 10/8/65


... and out on the 10th, just long enough to have this picture taken:

It was my shortest stay in a life of fifty-five short stays in over fifteen countries across four continents which came to a permanent halt thirty-five years later in little Nelligen on the Far South Coast --- more here.

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