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Family Tour of ‘Enemy Aliens: the Dunera boys in Orange, 1941’
Wed 12 April at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
One event on Tue 18 April 2023, at 10:00 am
About this event
Discover the story of the Dunera boys, from their journey to Australia and their experiences while interned in Orange and elsewhere in Australia.
Kids and adults alike can explore the exhibition through a scavenger hunt. Once the tour finishes, drop in to our Activity Space and spend some time getting creative with some hands-on crafting inspired by the exhibition.
Tour runs approximately 10am-10.30am, with drop-in craft in the Activity Space from 10.30am-11.30am on Wednesday 12 April and Tuesday 18 April.
Suitable for kids and adults of all ages.
About Enemy Aliens: the Dunera boys in Orange, 1941
In September 1940, more than 2000 “enemy aliens” were transported from Britain to Australia on board the HMT Dunera. Interned in camps in regional New South Wales and Victoria, the story of the Dunera boys, is an intrinsic part of the history of Australia in the Second World War and in its aftermath.
This exhibition, featuring never-before-seen artworks by the Dunera boys, tells the little-known story of the internees’ time at the Orange Showgrounds in 1941.
This is a FREE event, and bookings are essential.
This event is designed for children to attend with their adult(s). Please book tickets for everyone attending in your group. Children cannot be dropped off and left unattended in the Museum.
If you have booked a ticket and can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket or contact us so we can make places available to people on the waitlist.
Orange City Council, including the Museum, is a Child Safe organisation. This booking form asks you to provide information about relevant medical conditions and authorisation of whether or not pictures can be taken of your child.
The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
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