Callaloo – the Caribbean Mix in Victoria was inaugurated at the Immigration Museum at Old Customs House, Melbourne, Australia. The museum explores the stories and experiences of people from all over the world who have migrated to Victoria.

The Immigration Museum is part of Museum Victoria which is Australia’s largest museum organisation. It is the State Museum for Victoria, responsible for the care of Victoria’s collections, conducting research and providing cultural and science programs. It also operates Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Royal Exhibition Building.

Through its Community Exhibition program, the Immigration Museum explores the different communities that have contributed to the making of modern Australia. Callaloo was developed by Immigration Museum in collaboration with CaribVic representing the Caribbean community in Victoria.

Orlando Gibson
Ingrid Jarvis
Jennai Lee Fai
Lisa Montague
Tony Phillips
Joe Singh
Dr. Karina Smith
Patricia Thomas
Leslyn Thompson
Gordon Veerasawmy

Maria Tence
Peg Fraser

National Library of Australia
The Age
The Herald Sun

Cover image: Jigzie Campbell, Jamaican-born performing artist.
Photographer: J Augier, MV Collections.

We gratefully acknowledge those who have provided support for this exhibition, the individuals and families who have contributed their personal stories, artefacts and memorabilia. This exhibition is an achievement that will record the valuable contribution of the Caribbean community to making Australia a rich and diverse society.

Stephanie Alexander
Charles Blakeman
Dr Serdar Boztas
Jigzie Campbell
Jimmy Chinnama
Jacqueline Dedier
Jayne & Brian DeFreitas
Maureen & Frank DeFreitas
Henry, Carla & Celeste Dolphin
Lincoln Edwards
Jacqueline Fitch
Dennis Gonsalves
Jacquie Grant
Tony & Karen Greenidge
Dr. Annie Greet
Harry Jackson
Rodney Jarvis
Nigel Maharaj
Professor John Maynard
Tim & Gail Mew
Spurgeon Montague
Sue Montague
Robert Moore
Roger & Robyn Phillips
Schavana Phillips
Dr Lesley Potter
Gerri Singh
Madeleine Smith
Maria Stratford
Cathy & Brian Thomas
Kester Thomas
Phillip Lyons
Ivan Veerasawmy
Marco Vellekoop
Jim & Melita Vlassopoulos
Arthur & Arlete Waite
Trish Wakeford
Mike & Adrienne Ward
Lloyd & June Watson-Jones
Kenoll Wilson