Migration

Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into migration, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

 

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Articles

Threads of migration roof projection in 2019. Image: ANMM.

26 Jan 2019

Threads of migration
On 24 January 1999, the first 3,000 names were officially unveiled on the museum’s Welcome Wall. Today the Welcome Wall features nearly 30,000 names representing more than 100 countries.

24 Jan 2019

Celebrating 20 years of the Welcome Wall
Şükran and Halit Adasal signing their marriage documents, with Şükran’s mother Sultan Salman at far right, Adana, Turkey, 1966. Reproduced courtesy Hale Adasal.

23 Jan 2019

Anatolia to Australia
The O’Keefe family at Bonbeach, Victoria, 1956. Left to right: Annie O’Keefe, Geraldine, John O’Keefe, Peter and Mary. Photographer Neil Murray. Reproduced courtesy National Archives of Australia: A1501, A429/5.

22 Jan 2019

The case of Mrs O’Keefe
Paul Gock Quay in Sydney, c 1910. Reproduced courtesy Paul Kwok.

21 Jan 2019

The Gocks of Middle Mountain
5.	Jim Stone, his daughter Penelope and grandsons Liam and Ryan at the Sydney memorial to British child migrants, Coming and Going, at the ANMM, 2015. Photographer Kim Tao/ANMM.

20 Jan 2019

The Barnardo boy from Liverpool
Klaas and Aafke Woldring on their wedding day, the Netherlands, 1959. Reproduced courtesy Klaas and Aafke Woldring.

19 Jan 2019

To Australia via the Cape
Magdalena (Leni) Janic, aged 15, Katscher, Germany, 1940. Reproduced courtesy Annette Janic.

18 Jan 2019

War child
Maie Talmet (second from left) at Woodside Hostel with the doll her father gave her on arrival in Adelaide, 1949. Reproduced courtesy Maie Barrow.

17 Jan 2019

As far from Europe as possible
Britain's Child Migrants

Online exhibition – On Their Own: Britain's Child Migrants

From the 1860s, more than 100,000 children were sent from Britain to Canada, Australia, and other Commonwealth countties through child migration schemes. 
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At the museum

Statue of boy, Passengers Gallery exhibition

Exhibition

Passengers
Habitat

Vessel

Tu Do
Welcome Wall
Australia’s National Monument to Migration

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We Are Many - Stories of Australia's Migrants
Waves of Migration
A fishing boat called Freedom: the story of Tu Do