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Wacol Hostel 1965 | by Neil Ennis
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Wacol Hostel 1965

This photo shows two different types of accommodation that were available at Wacol Hostel in 1965.

 

The corrugated iron huts were called "Nissen Huts". They were army left-overs from the Second World War. This is where we lived for the first couple of months after we moved out of Yungaba..

 

Behind that, you can just make out the more "modern" wooden huts. We were eventually "upgraded" to one of these.

 

I don't remember living in a Nissen Hut, but I remember going to child care in one of them very early during our stay on the hostel.

 

Mum is standing next to an old Ford Consul. It was pale green and I remember sitting in the front seat next to dad while he drove down the highway at 70 miles per hour on our way to the Gold Coast..

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Taken on June 1, 1965