Handing on the Key – Palestinians in Australia was launched at the Immigration Museum, 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. Museum Victoria aims to take visitors on a journey of discovery to a new world of knowledge and perspective. Scienceworks, the Immigration Museum and Melbourne Museum aspire to bring to life Australia’s social and natural history and showcase Australia’s cultural, scientific and natural wealth.
Through its Community Exhibition program, the Immigration Museum explores the different communities that have contributed to the making of modern Australia. Handing on the Key – Palestinians in Australia was developed by the Immigration Museum in collaboration with the Palestinian Community Association of Victoria.
Community Exhibition Committee
Additional material courtesy of
Muftah Al-Awda – The Key to Return
© Rich Wiles
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 Palestinian community to making Australia a rich and diverse society.
Mohammad Abdel-Aziz Al-Athamneh
Abdul-Hadi Zeidan Al-Buheissi
Australians for Palestine
Loudy Wiggins (Tourky)
Victorian Arabic Social Services
Victorian Multicultural Commission