8 May 2015 to 24 July 2015
Margaret Whitlam Galleries
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney
Cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road
Rydalmere NSW 2116
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 through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.