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Image: Vinyl suitcase (1970s)
Source: Museum Victoria
The Migration Collection provides an overview of the many and diverse people who have migrated to Victoria since the 1830s, their motivations for coming, the material they brought with them, items accumulated on the journey, and the objects they made and acquired after settling here.
This material is varied and includes personal effects, domestic and work-related items, clothing and other textiles, luggage, shipboard souvenirs, photographs, art and craft works, and personal and immigration documents. The growing collection of documents relating to Australian immigration policy and promotion, and the processes by which people are selected, managed and organised, provides a critical bridge between the personal narratives and the narratives of nations - Australia's and others. Local community activity relating to migration is also represented, including cultural organisations formed to maintain cultural traditions; government and community support and administrative groups, such as the Good Neighbour Council; and protest and political movements, for and against immigration, multiculturalism and diversity.Scope of existing collection
The collection consists of around 6,000 items relating to individuals, families, communities and organisations. Acquisition is primarily by donation. Objects include personal items, artworks, work-related items, luggage, costumes, textiles, domestic equipment, documents and ephemera. Almost 60 per cent of the collection consists of 12 sub-collections of 50 items or more.
There are also many objects in other History and Technology collections, notably the Numismatics and Transport collections, which have direct relevance to the Migration Collection. The collection also includes a modest oral history collection relating to individual and family migration stories, as well as discreet oral history projects such as the Immigration and Artistic Practice Collection, the South Melbourne Tramworkers project, Melbourne Migrant Women Textile Workers, and Australian and Migrant-born Female Glory Box Experiences.
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Lam from the countermarch floor loom. Lams are attached to the treadles (foot pedals) via treadle cords or a tie-up. They are the part of the mechanism that actually lifts and lowers th ...From: Memmingen, Germany Images: 1
This medium-sized, dark brown leather sample remnant shows the leather type and colour that Stanio Fancoff used within his shoemaking craft between the 1930s and 1970s. Along with many ...Images: 1
Newsletter 'The Good Neighbour' No.67 August 1959, issued by the Department of Immigration. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the ...From: Canberra, Australia Images: 7
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Monochrome photograph of the Australian Club, William Street, Melbourne, taken by the studio of Nettleton & Arnest circa 1890. This photograph is part of a collection of 47 photograph ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 0
This lighting equipment was purchased in Melbourne around 1978 by Dimitri Katsoulis and used in his subsequent performances in Victoria and in South Australia from 1978 to 1991. Dimitri ...Images: 7
Essex County Council Driver's Licence issued to Archibald Gordon Maclaurin of 22 Carnarvon Road, Leyton, London on 4 March 1927. It is vaild until 3 March 1928. Archibald Gordon Maclau ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 2
Alternative Name(s): bill poster This is a copy of a poster used between the 1920s-1950s to advertise a performance in Athens of the centuries-old Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre (Karaghio ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Newsletter 'The Good Neighbour' No.69 October 1959, issued by the Department of Immigration. It is part of a collection of migration material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in th ...From: Canberra, Australia Images: 7
This dark skin-coloured leather sample remnant is approximately 4mm thick and was most likely used to make Stanio Fancoff's shoe soles sometime between the 1930s and 1970s. Along with m ...Images: 1