Festivals & Events

Get your family and friends together and enjoy the fun and excitement of Hay Shire’s many festivals and events.

From the annual Australian Mini Nationals to the traditional Hay Show, Hay Rodeo and the Hay Jockey Club Races, there is something in Hay Shire for everyone.

Dunera Day in Hay
Start Date/Time: Saturday, September 2, 2017 9:00 AM
End Date/Time: Saturday, September 2, 2017 6:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority

On Sat 7th September 1940  four steam  train loads of internees, in 48 carriages arrived at the Hay Railway Station. They comprised mostly Germans, Austrians, mostly Jewish and others  who had fled from Nazi occupied Europe to England. They were interned by and  in Britain following the June 1940 occupation of France and transported to Australia in the HMT Dunera. They were moved to Tatura Victoria Camps  in May 1941.

On Sat 2nd September at the Museum, learn more about the 1,984 Dunera Boys at Hay, and the 76rd  Anniversary of their arrival at Hay.

There will be a brief 8-30am re-enactment of their arrival and guided tours to the other six Hay sites of their activities during the day.Sites to visit --Camp 7, Camp 8, 16th Aust. Garrison Battalion site, Hay Gaol Military Hospital, Hay War Cemetery, Bidgee Bend farm
Owned by Admin Account On Friday, January 27, 2017