UNVEILING CEREMONY POSTPONED

Please note: Due to the recent events surrounding COVID-19, the Welcome Wall Unveiling Ceremony that was originally on 10 Jan 2021 has been postponed. We will provide an update when a new date is set.


The Wall is one of the museum’s most important and visible tributes to our migration heritage.

On the 10th January 2021, His Excellency, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd) declared the Welcome Wall as Australia’s National Monument to Migration. 

The Museum collects the stories of migrants to Australia and the Wall is one of our most important and visible ways of recognising the people behind these stories.

Over 30,000 names already appear on the 84 bronze panels that are joined together and run down the northern promenade of the museum, facing Pyrmont Bay.

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The Wall recognises those who have made a tax deductible gift of $500 to the Museum’s Migration Heritage Fund in honour of a migrant.  

For more information, next steps, and to complete your registration, please click the link below.

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Honour a refugee or new arrival 

The museum is partnering with a not-for-profit organisation to honour refugees and other new arrivals to Australia with an inscription on the wall. 

 

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Enter your planned inscription to see if it fits - the limit is 43 characters.

 

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Find a name and read the stories of people who struggled against poverty or those who struck it rich - from the involuntary convict migrants of the First Fleet, unaccompanied migrant children, post-war refugees to more recent migrants who’ve chosen modern Australia as a place to call home.

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