Washing day at the Hostel

Washing day at the Hostel

Mum hangs up our washing outside our Nissen hut at the Wacol Hostel in 1965.

A good impression

A good impression Originally uploaded by MagicTyger

It looks like Dad made a great impression on the interviewer.

“Recommendation: A”

“Medical Arranged”

“Excellent fellow (Scotch origin) with wife and children to match. Suitable for A/P under C/N. Conditions explained”.

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The First Step

The First Step Originally uploaded by MagicTyger

The greatest journey starts with a step.

This is the form that Mum and Dad completed in order to apply to come to Australia in February 1963. They were 22 years old at the time. I wasn’t even a year old, and …

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Migrant Ships

Here is a partial list of Ships that brought immigrants to Australia between 1950 and 1971.

This list is not complete. If you have any additions, or better links, please let me know.

Achille LauroAkaroaAngelina LauroArcadiaAsturias (2)AureliaAustralis

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The Wacol Migrant Hostel

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After spending ten days at Yungaba, …

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