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“It was a home, like a sanctuary.”

Beyond the bricks and mortar of social clubs lies the diverse stories of immigrants; often fleeing war and civil strife to arrive in a completely foreign land. From humble beginnings, many multicultural clubs sprang up throughout the Fairfield region, providing a haven for fellow countrymen to connect, socialise and celebrate traditional customs: the social setting in which to forge community identity.

Join Fairfield City Museum & Gallery for an exhibition that explores the formation and evolution of these clubs, and examines the importance and place they play in Australian social history. The exhibition features photographs by local photographer Helen Tran, along with artefacts and archival photographs donated by various clubs and from the Museum’s collection.

When: Exhibition Opening Saturday 10 December 2016, 2:00pm
Exhibition running Saturday 3 December 2016 – Saturday 6 May 2017 (Tues-Sat 10am-4pm)
Where: Fairfield City Museum & Gallery, Cnr The Horsley Drive and Oxford Street, Smithfield NSW 2164
Cost: Free
Contact: 02 9725 0190 or
RSVP for exhibition opening by 8 December.


Image courtesy Fairfield City Museum & Gallery.