Transparency - Nissen Huts, Preston Hostel, Melbourne, Jun 1955-Jan 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 99426

Black and white transparency showing rows of Nissen huts at the Preston Hostel. It is one of a selection of nine transparencies taken from black and white photographs which document the migration and settlement experience of the Foster family when they migrated from England to Australia in 1955.
Black and white negative transparency.
Description Of Content:
View of a series of corrugated iron buildings with curved roofs. The buildings are set in rows.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Joan Gant, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 37 mm (Height), 47 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, ten pound tourists, immigration policies, migration settlement, migrant hostels, english immigration, immigration selection, migration schemes
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Foster Family, English Migrants, 1955
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Transparency: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Preston, Victoria, Australia, Jun 1955-Jan 1956

Preston Migrant Hostel


Gillian Harrison nee D'Ambrosi Posted on 02 May 2014 2:29 AM
The D'Ambrosi family emigrated to Australia, we arrived in April 1967, we were located to Preston Hostel and our hut was the far end hut in this photo, the one with the fire hose box outside. We lived there for two years before we returned back home to England, due to my mother being 'home sick'. I am trying to find some memories and this was a great find, thanks to Mrs Gant for posting it. If anyone has any more photo's please feel free to contact me.
Michael Maloney Posted on 20 Mar 2015 8:56 AM
We lived on the hostel as well ( 59-62 ). Can you advise which side of the hostel the photo was taken - administration side the other?


Michael Maloney

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