British Migrants Opening Weekend

SPECIAL EVENT

Where

Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
What's On

Be amongst the first to see our new British Migrants: Instant Australians? exhibition in the opening weekend.

In addition to the exhibition, visitors can enjoy Devonshire tea and delve into the personal stories of British migrants post World War II, or hear from historians and curators on the impact of this period of migration and settlement in Australia.

Schedule of events:

Saturday 25 November

Exhibition Floor Talks

10.45am, 12.45pm or 2.45pm (duration 40 mins)

Why British migrants? Why now? Museum staff give behind-the-scenes insights into the evolution of the exhibition and the interpretive techniques that bring personal stories and contemporary issues to life.

Free but bookings recommended, capacity limited.
 

Devonshire Tea

11.30am or 2pm

Enjoy Devonshire Tea sitting in the grand atmosphere of the Long Room, which includes scones, jam and cream and unlimited tea and coffee.

$15, bookings recommended.
 

Ten Pound Poms – The People Behind the Stories

3pm–4.15pm

Meet and listen to three British migrants – Merle Hathaway, Tony Burgoyne and Sheila Howell – as they share their personal stories of migrating and settling in Australia, as well as the experience of having their lives presented in an exhibition. Exhibition lead curator Dr Moya McFadzean facilitates this panel talk that delves into the diversity of migration and settlement experiences with mixed emotional impacts.

Free but bookings recommended, capacity limited
 

Sunday 26 November

Exhibition Floor Talks

10.45am, 12.45pm or 2.45pm (duration 40 mins)

Why British migrants? Why now? Museum staff give behind-the-scenes insights into the evolution of the exhibition and the interpretive techniques that bring personal stories and contemporary issues to life.

Free but bookings recommended, capacity limited.
 

Devonshire Tea

11.30am or 2pm

Enjoy Devonshire Tea sitting in the grand atmosphere of the Long Room, which includes scones, jam and cream and unlimited tea and coffee.

$15, bookings recommended.
 

Invisible Migrants? – Interpreting Post World War II British Migration Experiences

3pm–4.15pm

In conversation with exhibition lead curator Dr Moya McFadzean, Monash University historian Professor Alistair Thomson reflects on the substantial oral history projects he has conducted documenting the lives and experiences of post-war British migrants to Australia. Find out more about the importance of oral histories in interpreting history and why the subject is still of relevance in Australia today.

Alistair has published two important books on the subject: Ten Pound Poms. Australia's Invisible Migrants (with Jim Hammerton in 2005) and Moving Stories. An Intimate History of Four Women Across Two Countries (2011).

Free but bookings recommended, capacity limited.

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