Over the past few years a large focus of the project has been community engagement and members of the Hostel Stories team have presented at a number of professional and community events.

If you would like us to come and talk to your organisation or community group about the project feel free to contact us at

Past presentations

Date Presenter(s) Presentation details
15 September 2022 Dr Karen Agutter

Post War Migrant Hostels and Work Camps in South Australia

Presented as part of the State Library of South Australia and South Australian Genealogical Society “Genealogy Gems” series.

12 October 2021 Prof. Rachel Ankeny, Dr Karen Agutter and Daniella Pilla

How can history inform our current and future responses to managing refugee settlement?

Presented as part of the Regional Refugee Settlement Forum and Roundtable.

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18 October 2019 Dr Karen Agutter

Home in the Hills: The Woodside Immigration Centre 1949-1963

Presented at the Mount Lofty Historical Society.