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Does anyone have any information on the State information meetings that used to be held in Adelaide for people like us who have just arrived.

Many thanks

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I can't help with the situation to-day, but when I first arrived in Adelaide in 1960, I wasn't aware of any state government advice sessions for new arrivals.  However, in those days Adelaide had a population of only about 500,000, and with so migrants coming especially by ship, the task would have been enormous.

I came by myself, but fortunately could stay with a sister for a while before renting a room in a shared house in Prospect, and then renting a flat on the Anzac Highway. Many families were put in hostels which was a practical help, though these days I can't imagine anyone accepting accommodation in Nissan huts.  We felt like true pioneers in such a far distant country, just two big metal sheds at Outer Harbour to greet and process us, the whole area could well have been at the end of the earth!

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