MHP Presentation on Hostel Life – Stories of Assisted Migration & Housing
Saturday 29 February 2020, 9.30am,
11 Bourke Street
Fairy Meadow, NSW
Admission Free but Booking Essential.
2019 saw the start of many 70-year anniversaries across Australia in connection with post WW2 migration to Australia. The Commonwealth migration schemes, brought many people to Wollongong who started their lives in hostel accommodation. A pictorial presentation by the Migration Heritage Project that looks back and recalls the people, the places and the memories from those times.
From 1949 migrant hostel accommodation was built, or re-purposed from exiting camps, to house the people who came to Wollongong under the migration schemes introduced by the Australian Government after World War 2. What were these schemes and why were they introduced? How did they impact on where and how hostels were built in Wollongong? Where are these hostels today? Where are the people’s stories and memories?
The Migration Heritage Project is hosting a presentation to commemorate this significant milestone in Wollongong’s local history and recall people’s stories and memories from those times.
Come listen to, learn about, remember or share the stories at this Migration Heritage Project Special Presentation.
Please join us. The event is free but bookings are essential.
Book Online at: Eventbrite
or call the MHP Secretary on 0438 832 094