From Half House to Full House

MHP’s recent Facebook post on Wednesday 17 February 2021 about the half house built by Theodorus and Mathilda Jansen has raised the curiosity of some our followers which I hope this blog will go some way towards answering such questions as: what number was the house? what did it look…

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MHP Presentation Assisted Migration & Housing

MHP Presentation on Hostel Life – Stories of Assisted Migration & Housing Saturday 29 February 2020, 9.30am, Fraternity Club 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…

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Food Business Exhibition Panels at the Curio Gallery

The ‘Illawarra Food Business Stories of Early Migrants who Tantalised our Palates’ exhibition enjoyed an encore presentation September to 14 October 2019 at the Wollongong City Council’s Curio Gallery, an outdoor display which is located on Church Street Wollongong. This successful and popular exhibition researched, curated and designed by the…

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The Food business

The FOOD BUSINESS was an exhibition about Wollongong’s own ‘foody’ pioneers. The exhibition showcased the individuals that brought new flavours and colours to the palates of the people in the emerging city that we know and love today. Many people believe that Wollongong became a multicultural city after WWII but…

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