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.
|Date of Birth
|Friday 29th June 1945
|Tuesday 2nd May 1950
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.