Immigration is about us all - those who were here and those who came.
Everyone has a story to tell – about ourselves, our families, friends and ancestors. It is in the telling of these stories that we can begin to understand Victoria’s rich histories.
This gallery explores why people have migrated to Victoria, where they settled and how they started a new life here. The stories change annually and represent a diverse array of time periods, motivations and cultural backgrounds. Some feature Museum Victoria collections, others have been developed through partnerships with families and communities.
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Around the walls of the gallery is an immigration timeline that highlights key events in the history of immigration to Victoria and its impact upon Australia’s Aboriginal communities.
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Hi Oksana, check out our Origins website, heaps of information about the various community groups that now call Australia home.
Hi Shelley, we have an article about the various gardens and walls where you are able to pay tribute to migrants.
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I emigrated with my parents John and Betsy Wright and my older sister Mary, we sailed from southampton on the Fairstar on March 14th 1967 and landed in Port Mel...
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I loved this speech, as it has begun to close the gap between Aboriginals and white australians