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Booklet - 'Cost of Housing in Australia: Melbourne', Migrant Advisory Centre, 1973 Document Reg. No: HT 24124

Booklet 'Cost of housing in Australia: Melbourne', published by the Migrant Advisory Centre, 1973. It provides the reader with details about the average costs of renting and purchasing different sized houses, flats and government-owned dwellings in Australia. It is one of the many publications given to migrants at the Enterprise Hostel to assist them with the migration and settlement process.

During the peak period of hostel accommodation, migrants were only allowed to remain living in hostels for a limited period of time: 3 months for single migrants, 6 months for couples, and 12 months for families. Once this period was up they were expected to move out of the hostel. One of the aims of hostel accommodation was to provide migrants with subsidised accommodation that would aid them to save money for their own accommodation.
Booklet with green front cover, black printed text, and a cover image of a black and white photo of a suburban brick house.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victor Sikich, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 210 mm (Height), 150 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, settlement, refugees, migrant hostels, migrant reception centres
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: Inscription: 'Cost of Housing in Australia: Melbourne/ ANZ/ Migrant Advisory Centre/ 66 Elizabeth Street/ Melbourne/ Telephones 63 7101/ 63 7371/ January 1973'
Publisher: Migrant Advisory Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1973
Place & Date Used: Enterprise Hostel, Springvale, Victoria, Australia, circa 1973
References: This collection is also accompanied by a small archive consisting of company magazines, financial documents, and material relating to personnel and residents.

'A worthwhile Enterprise: the migrant hostel in Springvale', Exhibition Catalogue, Museum Victoria (2009); Powerhouse Museum website:; Migration Heritage Centre website: ; Agency Notes for CA 1649 "Commonwealth Hostels Limited, Central Office", National Archives Australia:;B=CA+1649

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