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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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Metal Bracelet purchased by Nina Nicoletti at a shop in Tenerife in 1969 as a memento of the migration journey to Australia. Ports such as Tenerife (one of the Canary Islands of North W ...Images: 2
Brochure issued by Lloyd Triestino Lines, in 1967. It contains advertising material and information for the ships G. Marconi and G. Galilei. It is part of a collection of 175 items of p ...Images: 14
Brochure issued by P&O Lines, circa 1960. It contains information on their route to England via the Suez Canal and the ship SS Himalaya. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post- ...Images: 1
Brochure issued by P&O Lines, circa 1962. It contains information for the ship SS Oriana. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post-war ship memorabilia collected by John McKay. J ...Images: 2
Brochure issued by the Orient Line, in 1939. It contains information on various Orient Line ships. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post-war ship memorabilia collected by John ...Images: 2
Brochure issued by P&O Line, in 1968. It contains information for fares, ports and routes, for various Orient Line ships. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post-war ship memora ...Images: 2
Brochure issued by P&O Line, in 1964. It is an imaginary account of a journey undertaken by two young people, George and Helen, on a P&O ship from England to Australia. It is part of a ...Images: 2
Brochure issued by P&O Line, in 1971. It contains information about the ships available for voyages of cruises, suggested clothes to take, and details of the services available on-board ...Images: 2
Brochure issued by P&O Line, in 1968. It contains information about the company and its history. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post-war ship memorabilia collected by John M ...Images: 2
Brochure issued by the Cunard Line, in 1968. It documents life aboard the ship Queen Elizabeth 2. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post-war ship memorabilia collected by John ...Images: 3