A Place to Call Home?

Migrant hostel memories
Friday, 16 December, 2016 to Wednesday, 1 February, 2017

A migrant family enters their new home at Maribyrnong, Victoria, 1965. NAA: A12111, 1/1965/22/25

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’.  Rekindle memories with vivid photographs of life in Australia’s migrant hostels. 

A touring exhibition developed by the National Archives of Australia.  This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Visions of Australia program.