Located in the northern garden of the Immigration Museum, the Tribute Garden is a public artwork that pays tribute to 7000 people who have made the journey to Victoria.
The Tribute Garden features the names of immigrants who came from over 90 countries, from the 1800s to the present day.
The region now known as Victoria is represented by the people of the Kulin Nation as traditional owners of the land, and records the names of languages and dialects spoken by Aboriginal communities.
Melbourne-based artist Evangelos Sakaris designed the original artwork, which was launched in 1998. Gina Batsakis led the design for the following stages of the project. The project concluded in 2002.
Entry to the Tribute Garden is free.
The Immigration Museum is unable to add further names to the garden. However, the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Welcome Wall at Darling Harbour in Sydney is presently registering migrants who arrived in Australia through any port in Australia. You can find information online at anmm.gov.au, or you can telephone 02 9298 3667 during business hours in Sydney.