Like many new arrivals, Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre was the Wolswinkels' first home in Australia, while they waited to be settled elsewhere. After a month they moved to Broadwater, in south western Victoria, where Henk's parents, Cornelis and Cornelia, and several of his older siblings were employed as farm workers. After the noise of the ship and Bonegilla, Henk found the quietness of the country a stark contrast. ‘I remember waking up and it was so quiet, and then I would hear the magpies. It was such a beautiful noise, and whenever I hear magpies now, I am still taken back to that time.’ Quote from interview with Henk Wolswinkel, January 2012.