Hostel Life Presentation

2019 saw the start of many 70-year anniversaries across Australia in connection with post World War 2 migration to Australia. The Commonwealth migration schemes, brought many people to the Illawarra…

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Greek Cafes Presentation

The 2018 Annual MHP Presentation was held on 1 December in the Wollongong Library Theatrette where the MHP invited Nikolas Tambakis to present his “Greek Cafes & Milkbars in Wollongong…

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Stained-Glass Windows Walking Tour

A travelling tour of the three central Wollongong churches which contain some of John Radecki’s most personal works was held on Saturday 18 August 2012.  The tour was developed by…

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Early Pioneers Presentations

In 2008 when Zofia Laba and her colleague Barbara Mazur began researching the first Polish pioneers in Wollongong they uncovered many other early pioneer migrants from diverse backgrounds who had…

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Saving the Balgownie Hostel Buildings

In August 2009 the Nissen hut and the Quonset Huts located at the former Balgownie Migrant Workers Hostel in Fairy Meadow were officially added to the NSW State Heritage Register See below for link to…

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Objects

On 4 March 2005 an Objects Workshop featuring the MHP’s Rina Montgomery was held at the It-So-Wel, Stewart Street Wollongong. Rina Montgomery came to Australia from Italy in 1929 with…

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Animating Heritage

Home Movies Animating Heritage Home Movies Animating Heritage Project was an initiative of the Illawarra Migration Heritage Project Inc. in partnership with Film Illawarra, Faculty of Arts, School of Art…

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Belongings

Tell your story through your special mementos One out of every five people in the Illawarra are born overseas. Many arrived in the decades immediately after World War II when the…

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