The Villawood Migrant Hostel recipe books and dining equipment are historically significant as evidence of the daily ritual of communal dining at the Hostel from 1948 until the mid 1980s. Continue reading
This collection of implements have historical and technological significance as they demonstrate the skills of ‘making do’ – improvising and modifying tools to make the heavy work of cultivating bananas easier. Continue reading
This cane stripper has historical and technological significance in that it demonstrates the the hard manual labour involved in planting, cutting and loading sugar cane before mechanisation of the sugar industry, first of planting and loading sugar cane and later of harvesting the crop.
The cane knife is historically significant as evidence of the manual labour of the many South Sea Islanders, Indians and migrants from Europe who were the backbone of the sugar industry in northern NSW. Continue reading
The Holsworthy Internees Collection is integral to the history of the Liverpool Region. Its primary significance lies in its relationship to the themes of wartime internment experience, racial antagonism, Australia’s fear of subversion and strict adherence to Britain’s wartime foreign policies. Continue reading
The first major post-war wave of migration started with displaced persons. These people had fled their countries of birth due to war, dislocation… Continue reading