Report Book - Weekend & Night Duties, Broadmeadows Hostel, Jul 1970 - Sep 1974 Document Reg. No: HT 24148

Report book used to record reports of weekend and night activities at the Broadmeadows Hostel from July 1970 to September 1974. It was used by Victor Sikich who was Assistant Manager and then Catering Manager at the Broadmeadows Hostel at this time. The entries provide details of weekends and nights inside the hostel, and record the range of problems and issues encountered by the management team of each migrant hostel. Victor began working with Commonwealth Hostels Limited in 1959, (renamed Commonwealth Accommodation and Catering Services in 1978). He was a long-serving staff member of the company and worked at various hostels. Victor himself had migrated from the former Yugoslavia in 1958 and was one of many migrants employed by the company over the decades.
Blue 'Copy-Write' Notebook with red spine, lined and unlined pages inside, blue pencil and blue pen printed entries.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victor Sikich, 2009
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, settlement, refugees, migrant hostels, migrant reception centres, reports, -1
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: administration
Inscriptions: Inscription: 'Weekend and Nights Duties Report/ Broadmeadows Hostel' (hand-written on cover of book in black ink).
Place & Date Used: Broadmeadows Migrant Hostel, Springvale, Victoria, Australia, Jul 1970 - Sep 1974
User: Victor Sikich, Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia, Jul 1970 - Sep 1974
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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