10 October 2019 to 15 November 2019
Cnr Church & Market Streets
Parramatta NSW 2124
State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth WA 6000
Nissen huts, boiled mutton, bottled milk and helping hands.
For many migrants after World War II, for better or worse, hostels were their first 'homes'. Short or long term, good or bad, hostel life was always memorable.
Rekindle memories with vivid photographs of life in Australia’s migrant hostels. Unfamiliar sights, sounds and food. Friendships formed, challenges faced. The beginnings of a new life in Australia.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program.