Grafton Regional Gallery | A Place to Call Home
Snakes in the laundry, dreary meals of mutton and a British reluctance to shower are just some of the memories post-war immigrants have shared in A Place to Call Home?
Migrant hostel memories are explore in A Place to Call Home, an exhibition that opens at 5.30pm Friday, 23rd March at Grafton Regional Gallery.
“While this latest exhibition is based around photographs held in our collection, it is these human recollections, both good and bad, that bring it to life,” said National Archives curator Amy Lay.
The image is of a migrant family who enters their new home at Maribyrnong, Victoria, 1965. Nissen huts were a common feature of life in a ‘silver city’.
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Images kindly supplied from the National Archives of Australia. This exhibition is a national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.