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West Sale Migrant Holding Centre
West Sale Migrant Holding Centre

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Chloe Riseley

The memorial commemorates the site of the immigration camp and the contribution that migrants and displaced persons have made to Australia and Gippsland.

The West Sale Migrant Holding Centre was located at the disused RAAF Base in Fulham between 1949 & 1953. It provided accommodation for women & children while their respective husbands worked & lived at work camp sites across Gippsland. Over 700 families displaced by the war in Europe called West Sale home. 


Address:Williams Drive, Sale Airport, Fulham, 3851
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.094125
Long: 146.972456
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Front Inscription

This memorial marks
the site of the
West Sale Migrant Holding Centre
and commemorates the
contribution made by the
Displaced Person Migrants
to the development of Australia,
and in particular Gippsland.

Source: MA
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