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23Agnes (left) and Irene Prentki in Polish National Costume, approx. 1957 with unknown woman who may possibly be Krystyna Krypciak24Fr Wosniczek with children in front of Nissen Hut, at Birthday party. Helena Molenda is on the very right, Lila and Agnes Prentki are second and third from the left, and Irena Buczek is the little girl in front of Fr Wosniczek25Christine (Krista) Ryan (nee Romaniszyn) and her father Michael holding her hand, are the second and third person from the left. All are standing in front of a Nissen Hut, unknown person at back
26Catholic Priest to the Camp, Father Feliks Wosniczek and children.
27Agnes' father, Edmund holding Agnes, and Irene at right
Agnes' mother Emilia and her father Edmund were both born in Poland. Her older sister Irene (Murray) was born in Germany.
The Prentkis travelled to Australia by ship from Naples in Italy, via the Suez Canal. Agnes' family arrived in Australia in 1948 and went straight to Bonegilla, where Agnes' father worked at the Bonegilla Pine Plantation for 2 years to work off his assisted migration scheme labour contract.
Her family then arrived at the Benalla Migrant Camp in 1950. Agnes is a camp baby, born at Benalla Migrant Camp hospital in 1951. The family stayed in the camp until sometime in 1955, when they had earned enough money to move out into their own house in Benalla.
|Date of Birth
|Monday 16th September 1946
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.