The Australia’s National Monument to Migration is one of the museum’s most important and visible tributes to our migration heritage.

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.

With more than 10 million people have crossed the world to settle in Australia, read some of our compelling stories exploring our migration heritage.

Pictured above: 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 National Monument unveiling ceremony, 7 May 2017.

Photo: Andrew Frolows, ANMM


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14 Feb 2018

Two centuries of Chinese migration

05 Oct 2017

Fifty years of Turkish migration

12 Sep 2017

Welcome Wall September 2017

11 May 2017

Stories from across the seas: New names on the Welcome Wall

25 Sep 2016

Those who've come across the seas: New names unveiled on the Welcome Wall


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