Source: Museum Victoria
Photographer: Jon Augier
What would it take to make you leave your homeland and travel thousands of miles to another country?
People have migrated to Australia for many reasons. Some flee from the ravages of war, hunger, religious persecution or political repressions. Others have been lured by a sense of adventure, by the prospect of a new beginning, of owning land, of making a fortune, or to be reunited with love ones.
Many arrive with keepsakes, precious reminders of loved ones or special places. The experiences of arriving in a new country vary from person to person.
Using sound, objects, still and moving images we explore the reasons why people left their countries to come to Australia and what they brought with them.