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Mahātmā Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi: An Immigrant

Explore the inspirational story of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Woman standing on the side of an unsealed road in the outback, wearing shorts, a t-shirt, sandals and a back-pack. She is sticking her thumb out to indicate she is hitch-hiking.

British Migrants: Instant Australians?

Between 1947 and 1981 nearly 1.5 million 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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Black and White photograph of a woman sitting in a small boat

Cuc Lam

We celebrate Cuc Lam’s recent appointment to Mayor of Maribyrnong with a short term exhibition displaying her iconic red suitcase.

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Black and white photo of a girl in parade costume
Bilingual Exhibition

From Robe to Chinese Fortunes

A bilingual exhibition exploring the individual stories of early Chinese Australians.

Dino Hodge

Save the Date: Marriage Equality

Save The Date explores the experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community reflecting on what marriage equality would mean to them.

visitors viewing the Identity exhibition

Identity: yours, mine, ours

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

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?

Visitors in a museum

Discovery Centre

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

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Immigrant Stories and Timeline

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

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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Customs Gallery

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