At THE MIGRATION HERITAGE PROJECT we have accomplished many achievements

  • Conducted a Thematic Study on Post World War 2 Migrants.
  • eBook focussing on the working life, migrant heritage and the textile, clothing and footwear industry in Wollongong 1940s to 1970s
  • Published a book in October 2015 on how to document migrant history featuring stories in the Illawarra.
  • Researching pioneers of the Illawarra from diverse cultural backgrounds from settlement to the 1930s (pre World War 2).
    • Pioneers of the Illawarra pre World War II
  • Helped save the remaining buildings of the Fairy Meadow migrant hostel from destruction by working with the University of Wollongong. Known as the Nissen Huts, the buildings are now on the New South Wales State Heritage Register.
  • Documented exciting home movie footage that represents the experiences and lifestyles of the Illawarra migrant community.


A collaborative exhibition by MHP & UOW

In 2017 a collaborative exhibition between the Migration Heritage Project and the University of Wollongong was held to celebrate 16 years since the Migration Heritage Project was formed in 2001 and took a retrospective look at the MHP’s exhibitions, publications, research and other work together with content from the University of Wollongong Archives. An Exhibition Event was arranged by the UOW with Professor Andrew Jakubowicz from the University of Technology Sydney who gave a talk on Illawarra Migration History How Wollongong Changed the Nation which was followed by a panel discussion.





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