One of the exhibition spaces at Immigration Museum
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Leaving Home

What would it take to make you leave your homeland and travel thousands of miles to another country?

One of the exhibition spaces in the Immigration Museum
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Getting In

More than 9 million people have migrated to Australia since 1788. Countless others have tried and failed.

Exhibition showcase
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Customs Gallery

The story of Customs House, where officials controlled what – and who – could enter Victoria.

Gung Family collection
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Gung Family collection

This collection provides an insight into the Gung family's experiences of migrating to Australia from China at the beginning of the twentieth century. Their story forms part of the Immigrant Stories exhibition at the Immigration Museums

Still from Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: My First Love
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His first love: Heartlands 2016 Arts Project

A touching story about an old computer.

Nickel Mundabi Ngadwa, Congolese refugee artist, 2009
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Nickel Mundabi Ngadwa, Congolese refugee artist, 2009

Now a professional artist based in Shepparton, Nickel's refugee story begins with taking flight from Congo.

Karl Friedrich Muffler, German migrant, pastry chef & internee, 1930
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Karl Friedrich Muffler, German migrant, pastry chef & internee, 1930

After migrating from Germany in 1930, Karl Muffler was interned in Melbourne throughout WWII.

Scottish pipe band
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Beyond kilts and bagpipes

Scottish associational culture and its wider impact on Australian society, circa 1840 to 1920
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The genealogy of the genealogical method

Discoveries, disseminations and the historiography of British anthropology
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Journeys to Australia

Immigration is a vital feature of Australia's history and national identity. Celebrate the journeys that changed Australia forever.

Immigration Museum from Flinders Street in afternoon
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Customs House

Home of the Immigration Museum, and one of Melbourne's most important 19th century public buildings.

Shipping line postcard
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The Lloyd Triestino Trio

What was the Lloyd Triestino Trio?  

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