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Booklet - 'Facts about Commonwealth Hostels Limited', Commonwealth Hostels Ltd, 1967 Document Reg. No: HT 24130

Booklet 'Facts about Commonwealth Hostels Limited' published by Commonwealth Hostels Ltd, 1967. The booklet has information about: the company's role in Australian the migrant hostels, the various the facilities and services provided by them, information about the hostel reconstruction programme, which began in 1965, and a description of the guest houses and non-migrant hostels also operated by the company. The list on the last page of the booklet indicates that in 1967 there were 28 migrant hostels and 20 guest houses and non-migrant hostels managed by Commonwealth Hostels Ltd.

Commonwealth Hostels Limited was created in 1951 to operate and manage Commonwealth migrant hostels. In 1978 the company changed its name to Commonwealth Accommodation and Catering Services (CACS), which reflected its role in catering and accommodation within a range of non-migrant government facilities as well.
Six page booklet with a black and white photo of the Gowrie guest-house in the ACT on the cover.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victor Sikich, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 215 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, settlement, refugees, migrant hostels, migrant reception centres, -1
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Commonwealth Hostels
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: Inscription: 'Facts about Commonwealth Hostels Limited'
Publisher: Commonwealth Hostels Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1967
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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