Dunera Association Melbourne event to mark 79 years

The Dunera Association announces a reunion in Melbourne to mark 79 years of Dunera history. The date is 10 November and the details and RSVP are here.

There is lots of material on the Honest History site regarding the Dunera and the Dunera diaspora. Use our Search engine. See particularly the memorable book, Dunera Lives: A Visual History. Volume 2 of this book is coming soon.

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Internees, including Dunera boys, Tatura camp (NMA/AWM)

In July 1940, around 2000 refugees, most of whom were Jewish and from Germany or Austria, were sent from Britain to Australia on the HMT Dunera. The story of the “Dunera boys” is an intrinsic part of the history of Australia in the Second World War and in its aftermath. The injustice these men suffered in internment camps at Hay, Tatura and Orange is well known. Less familiar is the tale of what happened to them afterwards. (from the blurb to the book)

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