Thousands of migrants passed through South Australia’s migrant hostels, reception centres and camps – including Elder Park, Gepps Cross, Glenelg, Rosewater, Pennington/Finsbury, Smithfield, Willaston and Woodside – from the 1940s to the 1980s. The hostels were temporary homes to a wide range of migrants, from Displaced Persons and refugees, through to Ten Pound Poms.
The opportunity to gather first-hand accounts of day to day life in the hostels is diminishing as the years pass by. This project will help ensure that the memories are captured for future generations.
Throughout History month in May there will be numerous talks around Adelaide that focus on each of the hostel. There will be one at the City of Playford relating to the Smithfield Hostel.
Friday 10 May, 10 - 11.30 am
Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
Morning tea provided. If you were there and have photographs or stories to tell please come along and share.
To view the other locations of talks please refer to the link below. http://abouttime.sa.gov.au/organisers/migration-museum