Greta Migrant Camp MemorialPrint Page
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.
|Address:||New England Highway , Greta, 2334|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.677991|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 6th November, 1994|
THESE PLAQUES WERE
MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION
AND ETHNIC AFFAIRS
6TH NOVEMBER, 1994.
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
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