Michael Hogan is our guest speaker for this month’s General Meeting this Saturday 16 February.
Michael is the author and editor of many books, including our most recent publication Almost Like Home.
From the back cover:
This is the story of the many thousands of men, women and children who lived in an ex-RAAF camp at Bradfield Park in post war Sydney.
In 1947 the Housing Commission of NSW leased part of the camp for emergency housing. From 1949, part of the site also housed European refugees, and later British migrants. Families shared the sub-divided fibro Air Force huts, freezing in winter, stifling in summer, a paradise for the children, a time of trial for the adults.
After the Housing Commission camp closed in 1964, and the migrant camp in 1971, even the name was all but lost. It is time for this chapter of Sydney’s history to be told, with the stories and photos of those who lived there.
We will have books to sell and Michael is happy to sign them after the meeting.
The meeting is held in the meeting room between Gordon Library and our Research Rooms in the Old Gordon Public School on Pacific Highway Gordon from 2pm.
Visitors are welcome and afternoon tea is provided.