Friday, March 28, 2014

Hostel Reunions




Were you a resident or worker at a migrant hostel or a work camp between 1947 and the mid 1990s?
The Migration Museum is inviting you to share a cup of tea and your stories with other hostel residents. It’s a chance to bring your memories, photos and other items from those days, and see if you can find any familiar faces in the crowd.

These reunions are part of an ongoing research partnership between The University of Adelaide and the Migration Museum on the little-known stories of the hostels and those who called them home.
The Hostel Stories team have been interviewing people and researching archival material in order to create a better record for future generations.

There will be eight reunions – each one covering different hostels or work camps. Researchers from the University of Adelaide Hostel Stories project will be on hand to scan photos and documents.

11 April 10:30am Gepps Cross, Rosewater & Smithfield 11 April 2pm Glenelg 12 April 10:30am Finsbury/Pennington before 1975 12 April 2pm Pennington 1975 onwards 09 May 10:30am Elder Park & Woodville 09 May 2pm Woodside 10 May 10:30am Willaston, Mallala, Milpara, migrant work camps & any other SA hostels 10 May 2pm Interstate hostels including Bonegilla, Bathurst & Graylands
You can also visit the exhibition Hostel Stories: migrant lives at the Migration Museum and see some of the photos, mementoes and stories that have been gathered as part of the research to date.
What: Migrant hostel reunions
Where: Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
When: April 11-12 and May 9-10 (as above)

Bookings are essential: or phone 8207 7570
More information on the migrant hostels can be found at:

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