Taken at Scheyville National Park – Picton NSW Australia
Scheyville National Park is one of the most important places in the history of migration to Australia. Scheyville’s history covers two major periods of Australian nation-building – when migration was focused on expanding our place in the British Empire and, after 1945, when citizens from the wider world were invited to become Australian.
In 1893, with the Australian colonies suffering the first ‘Great Depression’, a co-operative farm for unemployed workers was established on 2, 500 acres of the Common. This socialist experiment failed by 1896, and the NSW Government established a Casual Labour Farm to train unemployed city workers as farm labourers.
Around this time the farm gained the Scheyville name (pronounced ‘sky ville’), after William Schey, NSW Director of Labour and Industry.If you would like to learn more goto:http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/exhibit...