Scheyville Camp precinct

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Step back in time and explore the unique heritage of Scheyville Camp precinct in Scheyville National Park.

Throughout the 20th century, this site played host to many different people and projects. It was once a socialist labour settlement, then the Dreadnought Trust’s training scheme for young British men and a place where Australian city boys came to learn farming skills.

Scheyville even functioned for a time as a military camp to train newly selected officer cadets. It later became the largest immigration hostel in Australia, a fascinating history which is detailed in the Migrant Heritage walk.

The site’s heritage is abundantly clear as you wander around old buildings and take in the interpretive signs. This is a particularly good stop for history buffs, school students, or people just looking to bookend a relaxing picnic with some light learning. Expect to find several easy walks around restored buildings.

Facilities

Non Smoking

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

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