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Greta Migrant Camp Memorial : 30-December-2009
Greta Migrant Camp Memorial : 30-December-2009

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

Memorial commemorates migrants who passed through the Greta Migrant Camp between 1949 and 1961.

Almost 170,000 displaced people fled Europe after World War Two to find a new life in Australia, and the camp operated for 11 years and was the second biggest migrant camp in Australia.

Location

Address:New England Highway , Greta, 2334
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.677991
Long: 151.389403
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Link:http://www.acph.nicheit.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th November, 1994
Front Inscription

Plaque:
THESE PLAQUES WERE
    UNVEILED BY

    SENATOR
  NICK BOLKUS
MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION
AND ETHNIC AFFAIRS
6TH NOVEMBER, 1994.


Plaque:
CESSNOCK CITY COUNCIL
“In recognition of all the nationalities who
lived and worked in the Greta Migrant Camp
between 1949-1961. Their contribution to and
enrichment of Australian life is remembered
with pride and appreciation”

Cr M.C. Callaghan  6th November,1994    C.L Cowan
Mayor                                                         General Manager


Plaque:

                             Australia
                            1788-1988

A tribute in the Bicentennial year of 1988
       to people of many lands
that made their beginnings in Australia
                   at Greta Camp
and settled in the City of Maitland
Maitland City Council    Maitland Bicentennial.
Ald Peter Blackmore     Community Committee.
Mayor                               Ian Wilson
                                          Chairman

Source: MA,ACPH
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