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Becoming You: An incomplete guide

Exploring the unpredictable process of leaving childhood and becoming an adult.

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Portrait of a woman and child

Atong Atem: To be real

As part of PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography, award-winning artist Atong Atem has created a new series of large-scale photographic works for the Immigration Museum.

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Identity: yours, mine, ours

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

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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 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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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.

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Discovery Centre

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

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Group, 2019

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks explores the art of tattoo, alongside themes of identity, self-expression, culture and community.

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External view of a 19th Century building

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