Bonegilla - VIC

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DEG: -36.142509 147.006683
DMS: 36º 08' 33.03" S 147º 00' 24.06" E
UTM: 55 H 6000245mN 500601mE
Altitude: 203.67m


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1405 Mahers Rd
Bonegilla VIC 3691
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Bonegilla Post Office opened on 20 August 1878 and closed in 1951. Bonegilla Military Post Office was open from 1940 to 1947 and from 1983 to 1998, after which it relocated to nearby Bandiana.

Much of the development of the town was due to the Cudgewa railway line which opened in 1889 and closed in 1981. The line was used both in the development of, and transporting materials for, the Snowy Mountains Scheme and the main method of transporting thousands of migrants to the Bonegilla Migrant Reception Centre from Station Pier in Port Melbourne. The rail line has since been removed, and is now the High Country Rail Trail, a bike path linking Wodonga to Lake Hume.

As part of the Post war immigration to Australia, Australia's first migrant reception centre opened at Bonegilla in December 1947 with an intake of the first assisted migrants from Europe, Baltic refugees from Germany. Assisted migrants who had not been refugees began arriving in 1951. The Australian Army had established a camp and military hospital on the site in 1940 as Albury-Wodonga was considered strategically important during the Second World War. Initially the army provided transport and security services to the migrant centre. The camp at Bonegilla closed in 1971 by which time some 320,000 migrants from over 30 countries had spent time there. It is estimated that over 1.5 million Australians are descended from migrants who spent time at Bonegilla.
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Closest Weather Station

Hume Reservoir at 25/09:00am EST
Distance from Bonegilla 4.89km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Hume Reservoir
Distance from Bonegilla 4.89km NE
Mean Max. °C30.830.427.021.716.713.
Mean Min. °C16.416.513.810.
Mean Rain mm45.243.845.651.258.567.676.876.361.669.353.149.5

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