Scheyville Migrant Camp Heritage Walk

Activity Type: 
Walk
Date: 
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Grade: 
1
Distance (km): 
2
Ascents (m): 
0
Descents (m): 
0
Maximum number of people: 
14
Leader name: 
Leah Taylor
Email address for booking a place or asking questions: 
Telephone number for booking a place or asking questions: 
0427 381 702
Car Pooling Required: 
Yes
Advertise on Meetup (enter 'Yes/blank' or 'No'): 
No
Closing Date for activities such as theatres, restaurants or rogaines: 
10/06/2021

Throughout the 20th century, the buildings and public spaces of Scheyville played host to many different people, groups and projects.  Step out of your car and into the past on this walk that gives you a glimpse of Scheyville’s fascinating history. See relics of buildings where Australian city boys and young British men learned farming skills. Explore places such as the Casual Labour Farm, the Dreadnought Dining Hall and Dormitory Buildings and the Government Agricultural Training Farm, which operated from the early 1900s to 1939. The Scheyville Camp precinct has a strong historical value, but also a strong emotional one. Residents came to the site during times of great change in their lives - the site is a legacy to these people. Scheyville may be a National Park now, but the site’s heritage is as clear as ever in the Scheyville Camp precinct. We will wander around old buildings and learn about the past way of life here, via interpretive signs.  This activity is a must for all history buffs! Following our exploration of the Migrant Precinct we will head over to Pitt Town for lunch and a history walk around the town. When registering please provide your membership number and mobile phone number.