The National Monument is one of the museum's most important and visible tributes to our migration heritage 

Today's Australia has been shaped by migration. We've come from all the lands on earth to build this great country. 

The museum collects the stories of migrants to Australia, and the National Monument 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.

Register to be part of the next special ceremony

You can honour a migrant – a loved one, a member of your family, yourself,  or a new arrival – on Australia’s National Monument to Migration at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

A donation is a fitting way to honour loved ones who have migrated to Australia and to ensure their personal stories are held in this important national collection. 

 

 

 

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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.

Read more information and the next steps to complete your registration.

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Welcome Wall unveiling ceremony, 10 September 2017. The Soo Family.

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Welcome a refugee or new migrant

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

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Find out more about adding a name, changing an existing name or have your questions answered with our FAQs.

Read compelling personal migration stories, research your family history and find out more about Australia's migration heritage.

Welcome Wall unveiling ceremony, 7 May 2018. Mary Lagana, daughter of Giuseppe and Caterina from Calabria, Italy.
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Welcome Wall unveiling ceremony, Australian National Maritime Museum 2018
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Welcome Wall unveiling ceremony, Australian National Maritime Museum, 2018
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Welcome Wall unveiling ceremony, 7 May 2018. Guests in the crowd seated during the event.
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Special Guest Pritika Desai (right), who was named the India Australia Business Community Awards Young Community Achiever of the Year for her work on a youth mental health project, reflected on her Indian heritage at the Welcome Wall unveiling ceremony, 7 May 2017.
Stories from Australia’s National Monument to migration
Welcome Wall unveiling ceremony, 7 May 2017. Guests in the crowd seated during the event.
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