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A Place to Call Home? Migrant Hostel Memories


Fri 21 Feb 2020, 9:00am–5:30pm
Sat 22 Feb 2020, 10:00am–5:30pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020, 10:00am–5:30pm
Mon 24 Feb 2020, 9:00am–8:00pm
Tue 25 Feb 2020, 9:00am–8:00pm

Where: State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Northbridge, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: State Library

The A Place to Call Home? photographic exhibition features highlights from the National Archives of Australia collection of photographs taken by government photographers documenting the experiences of post-World War II migrants to Australia. The photographs were taken between the late 1940s and the 1990s. Known as the Immigration Photographic Archive, the photographs form part of the National Archives of Australia collection. Images from the archive were used to encourage re-location to Australia to prospective migrants and to help local Australians welcome new migrants into the community.

The photographs strongly represent a time in Australian history that shaped the face of modern multiculturalism. Individuals, families and community groups will identify strongly with the images and will be able to reflect on both their own individual and shared experiences.

A national touring developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

No bookings required.

Image: Rows of huts at Bonegilla, Victoria, 1949. Supplied by the National Archives of Australia: A12111, 1/1949/22/20

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