Migrantweb.com Hostels Forum Forum Index Migrantweb.com Hostels Forum
Hostels were used to accommodate new Australians. 1950's-1970's
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

East Hills Migrant camp

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Migrantweb.com Hostels Forum Forum Index -> East Hills Hostel Forums:
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Roy Phillips
New Member
New Member


Joined: 19 May 2014

Posts: 3
Location: South Coast NSW

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: East Hills Migrant camp Reply with quote

Hi All

My name is Roy Phillips and my family lived at East Hills Migrant camp in late 1953/54. I attended Hammondville Primary school in Grade 3 teacher Mr. Cleary [I think] We arrived on SS Chitral ex UK and initially went to Bonnegilla migrant camp then East Hills. My parents Norman and Florence. My father worked as an aviation mechanic at Bankstown and my mother had a job as a waitress in Sydney. I remember catching the bus to school and the terms Moffat and Whittles which I think referred to two areas of the Hostel. I can remember the canteen/shower blocks/the rver play areas and that my mother hated the place.I can only remember the Thorne family who may have returned to the UK. We left East Hills for SA in 1955 when my father got a job with AVROE at WRE in Salisbury as Woomera was being developed. A lot of water under the bridge I am now nearly 70 and retired my parents both passed very young. A great experience that must have tested my parents resolve. Would anybody remember us after such a long time?
_________________
We arrived at East Hills via Bonegilla Migrant Hostel approx late 1953/54. I cannot rcall which hut we lived in I was 7 years of age my sister was 4 yearsof age.My parents were Norman and Florence.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
aussietrekker aussietrekker has been starred
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 06 Jul 2009

Posts: 790
Location: Geelong

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Roy, there are so many ex-Hammondville Primary kids on this forum, someone ought to list a roll call!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Roy Phillips
New Member
New Member


Joined: 19 May 2014

Posts: 3
Location: South Coast NSW

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the acknowledgement I appreciate it very much.
_________________
We arrived at East Hills via Bonegilla Migrant Hostel approx late 1953/54. I cannot rcall which hut we lived in I was 7 years of age my sister was 4 yearsof age.My parents were Norman and Florence.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
phil phil has been starred
Active Member
Active Member


Joined: 05 Aug 2008

Posts: 32
Location: england

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:01 pm    Post subject: hammondville Reply with quote

aussietrekker wrote:
Hi Roy, there are so many ex-Hammondville Primary kids on this forum, someone ought to list a roll call!


YEP , Im ex Hammondville too
_________________
phil
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Migrantweb.com Hostels Forum Forum Index -> East Hills Hostel Forums: All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
 
 
Copyright 2003 migrantweb.com
Images on this site are owned. Reproducing, republishing or mirroring on other WebPages or websites without permission is not permitted.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group