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Bilingual Exhibition

From Robe to Chinese Fortunes

An exhibition exploring the individual stories of early Chinese Australians.

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Woman

From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy

Panel conversation with acclaimed creative writers Rebecca Lim Dr. Michelle Aung Thin and Alice Pung

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Red Chinese dragon

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival with craft, storytelling and energetic workouts that promise to bring double the happiness and luck to the whole family.

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band on stage

Diwali Up Late

Celebrate the Festival of Lights in this special up-late museum event headlined by The Fifths.

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Postcard - Sitmar Line, Castel Felice, 1957

2017 Seniors Festival: Ten Pound Poms

Stories, research and family history resources relating to the assisted British migration scheme that operated in Australia after World War II.

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Smiling child

Diwali Kids Fest

Bring your family to a special kid’s festival to celebrate Diwali with dance performances and workshops, music, food and family fun activates.

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a group of musicians

Under the Olive Tree

A celebration of Jewish and Arabic Music Performance presented in conjunction with the Boite.

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Norm Smith Medallist Jason Johannisen, Western Bulldogs Football Club.

Game Changers: Diversity in Football

An exhibition developed in collaboration with the Western Bulldogs Football Club exploring diversity and representation in the AFL.

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A young child looking through a handmade toy magnifying glass.

Immigration Adventures

Become an adventurer and embark on a museum expedition to discover amazing stories from Australia's history.

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Family gathered in front of the house

British Migrants: Instant Australians?

Between 1947 and 1981 nearly 1.5 British people arrived in Australia. All were expected to easily assimilate and become instant Australians. The reality was not so simple.

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Two men and two women looking in a shop window

British Migrants Opening Weekend

Celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition, British Migrants: Instant Australians?

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visitors viewing the Identity exhibition

Identity: yours, mine, ours

An exhibition about identity – who we are and who others think we are.

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One of the exhibition spaces at Immigration Museum

Leaving Home

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

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Visitors speaking with a CSO officer

Highlights Tour

Take a journey through Immigration Museum and uncover stories of migration to Australia.

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Visitors in a museum

Discovery Centre

A place to relax, talk to helpful staff, and research family and migration history.

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Exhibition display

Immigrant Stories and Timeline

Immigration is about us all - those who were here and those who came.

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Tribute Garden

Tribute Garden

The Tribute Garden is a public artwork that pays tribute to 7000 people who have made the journey to Victoria.

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One of the exhibition spaces in the Immigration Museum

Getting In

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

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Journeys Gallery in big room

Journeys of a Lifetime

No matter when they arrived, all immigrants are linked by the common experience of a journey.

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Exhibition showcase

Customs Gallery

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

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