Benalla Migrant Camp 1949-1967

Wasyl and Pelagia Bihun

BIHUN Wasyl and Pelagia

Ukraine 1951

Bihun Family

Sabine Smyth contacted Wasyl Bihun by phone and email in Oct-Nov 2012, to gather the following information.

Wasyl Bihun’s family is from the Ukraine but arrived at Benalla Camp in 1951 from a German Farming Labour Camp. According to Wasyl they came to Australia because when they were in Italy/Bari waiting to board, 'the ship to Canada was full.'

They brought out a shipping box of cooking utensils, because they thought Australia was a very primitive country. When they found out they could have obtained all their pots and pans here, they regretted leaving more precious family belongings behind.

Wasyl and Pelagia BIHUN
Wasyl and Pelagia Bihun - Ukraine

Benalla Migrant Camp School Pupil Register

Name Date of Birth Parent Camp Date
Slawomir Bihun Friday 29th June 1945 Pelagia 05/06/1951
Wasyl Bihun Tuesday 2nd May 1950 Delayia 24/05/1955

Records in Benalla Cemetery for BIHUN

Please note that the records retrieved from Benalla Cemetery do not mean that the individuals listed were camp residents, they merely share the surname.
They are presented in that they may be of assistance for genealogical purposes.

Name Died Age Burial Location
Pelajia BIHUN 1989 66YRS LAWN External Link
Wasyl BIHUN 1990 70YRS LAWN External Link

Other families from Ukraine

Chaszcziwisky, Chlebnikowski, Merunovich, Pandik, Wysocki.