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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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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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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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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 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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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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