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    Impressions of Greta Migrant Camp, NSW

    We arrived at Greta Migrant Camp, approximately 180 kms north of Sydney, in mid December 1955. Judging by the...

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    Impressions of Greta Migrant Camp, NSW

    We arrived at Greta Migrant Camp, approximately 180 kms north of Sydney, in mid December 1955. Judging by the...

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    Barbara Porritt, the 1,000,000th Migrant

    Australia’s post-war immigration publicity campaign was in full swing by 1955. The arrival of the one millionth post...

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    Eddie & Irene Kinast

    Mum and Dad came from Ulm in southern Germany. Ulm had been largely destroyed by bombs and there were ruins, a...

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    Eddie & Irene Kinast

    They sailed on 9.12.54 on the SS Skaubryn and Christmas was celebrated on the Red Sea. The ship anchored in the Suez...

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    Eddie & Irene Kinast

    When they landed in Fremantle, Western Australia, a kind gentleman bought them an ice cream and milkshakes. Mum was...

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    Eddie & Irene Kinast

    Dad worked at BHP at Newcastle, and was meant to stay in the hostel at Mayfield, but to save money, he didn’t. He...

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    Eddie & Irene Kinast

    Dad and a mate worked hard on the side, cutting timber, breaking coal, anything, to earn a few extra bob to get...

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    Eddie & Irene Kinast

    Family Challenges: Loneliness. Isolation. Leaving one’s homeland, culture, loved ones, all that is familiar....

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    Eddie & Irene Kinast

    Initially Mum was very homesick. The journey had been hard, life in camp very difficult for her, they were always...

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