Bestselling author in town for book launch

AUTHOR Victoria Purman will launch her latest release The Last of the Bonegilla Girls at the Mount Gambier Library tonight at 7pm.

The historical saga will give readers a clear insight into the Bonegilla Migrant Camp – a sprawling ex-Army camp on the River Murray in Victoria.

Between 1947 and 1971, more than 320,000 people passed through the camp after arriving in Australia, mainly from Europe, looking for new lives and better opportunities.

“Following the end of WWII, the Australian government campaigned for population growth and in return for free passage and help on arrival, newly


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