Festivals & Events

Get your family and friends together and enjoy the fun and excitement of Hay Shire’s many festivals and events.

From the annual Australian Mini Nationals to the traditional Hay Show, Hay Rodeo and the Hay Jockey Club Races, there is something in Hay Shire for everyone.

Italia Day in Hay
Start Date/Time: Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 AM
End Date/Time: Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority

On 22nd May 1941 the first Italian Prisoners of War (POW's) from the north Africa campaigns arrived in Hay. They went into Camps 7 and 8 to replace the Dunera Boys,  who had left for Tatura Vic and other places. On 9-10th July 1944 Italian Fascist POW's in Camp 7 murdered two Italian Royalist POW’s. A third faction were Italian Communist POW’s. The great majority of Italian internees and POW’s were industrious and hardworking and worked in and around Hay on farms and wood camps. Many locals fraternised with them at Murrumbidgee River picnics.

On Saturday 20th May at the Museum, learn more about the 2,000 Italian POW's captured in North Africa campaigns and sent to Hay. Drinks and nibbles served from5-6pm

Owned by Admin Account On Friday, January 27, 2017