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“A bit of unknown WW2 History in the Austrailan outback”
Review of Dunera Museum

Dunera Museum
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Hay
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Progreso, Mexico
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“A bit of unknown WW2 History in the Austrailan outback”
Reviewed 6 October 2011

If you are traveling the road from Sydney to Adelaide, you will go through a small town called Hay. Stop awhile and visit their five museums, including the Dunera Museum located at the refurbished train station. This museum chronicles the internment of several thousand Germans, Italians, and Japanese men and some families who were rounded up during World War 2. The most well-known of these is the "Dunera Boys", who were Germans (most of them Jewish) living in England who were sent to Australia on a ship called "Dunera". Chronicled in a movie starring Bob Hoskins, this is a little-known episode in British history. Once they got to Australia, the prisoners were treated quite well and many remained in Australia after the war ended.The museum is nicely done and provides a good overview of the journey from England to the Australian outback and life in the camps.

Visited September 2011
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