Explores one of the most fascinating stories in Australian history – a story that stretches from WW2 to modern-day Australia. From the capitals of Europe to the vast flatness of the Hay Plains.
Over 6,000 German, Italian and Japanese civilian Internees and Prisoners of War (POW) were kept in three Prison Camps at Hay between 1940 and 1946. They were guarded by over 600 members of the 16th Australian Garrison Battalion.
The 'Dunera Boys', 1,984 German Jews and other refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe, were the first internees of British Government WWII policy and arrived in Hay on 7th September 1940.
The museum is a moving tribute to the power of the human spirit. Located at the Hay Railway.
Open 7 days per week from 10am - 4pm
Story telling is a way of life in the bush. We are closely connected to our history and proud of our past. From tales of the Shearing industry at the iconic Shear Outback – Australian Shearers Hall of Fame to the moving stories of Prisoners of War at Dunera Museum, our museums are a must-do…
Bishop’s Lodge Historic House
Roset St Hay NSW 2711
From Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm. Saturday 9.00am to 12pm
Bishop’s Lodge is an extraordinary 1888 iron house, designed by architect John Sulman with the first Anglican Bishop of Riverina, Sydney Linton. Their aim was to create a comfortable home to withstand Hay’s summer heat and difficult soils. Even today the technology evident in this design is significant. The Bishop’s Lodge is surrounded by a…
Just 45 mins north of Hay, the historic village of Booligal is located on the banks of the Lachlan River on the vast Hay Plains. Enjoy great country meals at the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel and explore the tiny village that includes a Long Paddock information panel that explores the history of the village including…