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Discussion in 'Travel & What's on' started by acorkhill, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. acorkhill

    acorkhill Guest

    Does anyone know whats happening about Yungaba Migrant Centre?I contacted the action group quite a while ago but have heard nothing since.Apparently it's going to be turned into trendy apartments for the rich which is a disgrace.I contacted the council on this matter some time ago and they told me that the Heritage Building was to be saved but the surrounding brick buildings would come down.Since then I have heard about the apartment plan and have signed a petition to have it handed back to the public.I'd be pleased to know from anyone who knows what the latest situation is.T.C
    PS I am a former Yungaba 'inmate' now living back home in UK

  2. martin

    martin Guest

    Dear ACorkhill
    We are having a marvelous immigration exhibition and book launch at Brisbane City Hall on Sunday 25 May from 5pm to 7pm. Cost $15 includes savoury supper. Contact Martin 0411 041209
    The Yungaba Action Group are launching their book of 120 Years of Yungaba. If you would like a copy, please send $20 to us at PO Box 5564 WEst End Qld 4101 and we will send you a copy.
    The Lord Mayor has agreed to open up the Museum of Brisbane for guests for an exclusive viewing of the current Immigration Exhibitions - "Destination Australia: Ports of Immigration" and "Ship to Shore: Destination Brisbane". There are lots of photos of Yungaba and of immigration ships, objects, videos etc. British immigration to Australia was a major feature of Australian settlement up until recently and yet there is very little recognition or celebration of it so far in Australian history.
    Professor Peter Spearritt will be talking about the national and international significance of Yungaba as the last surviving intact 19th century immigration depot in Australia.

    For those who live in Brisbane and surrounds, please come along and see these marvelous immigration exhibitions and support our cause to save Yungaba for future generations to honour the immigration experience of their ancestors. The cost is $15 and includes refreshments and savoury food. Martin 0411 041209

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