Unlocking some of the incredible stories from the Welcome Wall

Stories from the Welcome Wall is a free outdoor display that unlocks some of the incredible stories featured on the museum's Welcome Wall.

There are some 30,000 names of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and countries of origin on the monument, and behind each name is a story.

There are stories of perilous journeys escaping conflict and post-war devastation to begin new lives in Australia. And there are also migration stories of finding love, starting families, establishing creative endeavours and new enterprises.

Using QR code technology, visitors can read the stories of six immigrant families who are featured with large and intimate black-and-white portraits by the museum's official photographer Andrew Frolows.

In addition to the outdoor exhibition, Stories from the Welcome Wall also exists as an online blog series and feature articles in the museum's quarterly magazine, Signals.

Header image: Albert and Linda Soo (centre) with their sons Richard (right) and Bob (left) and daughter-in-law Keely. Photographed by Andrew Frolows, 2020

 


SS Orsova was built in 1908 at Clydebank, Scotland by John Brown & Co Ltd of Glasgow and operated a passenger service between the UK and Australia from 1909 until 1936. It is shown here on its last voyage. National Maritime Collection
SS Orsova was built in 1908 at Clydebank, Scotland by John Brown & Co Ltd of Glasgow and operated a passenger service between the UK and Australia from 1909 until 1936. It is shown here on its last voyage. National Maritime Collection

 

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