Were you a resident or worker at a migrant hostel or a work camp between 1947 and the mid 1990s?
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 & GraylandsYou 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: email@example.com or phone 8207 7570More information on the migrant hostels can be found at: http://migration.historysa.com.au/hostels