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
Amin Abbas
Mosheer Amer
Mohammad Hajhussein
Asem Judeh
Asem Mousa
Maher Mughrabi
Fayez Othman
Dawud Sammour
Mai Sarraj
Imad Sukkar
Maria Tence
Peg Fraser

Additional material courtesy of
The Age
Rich Wiles

Cover Image:
Muftah Al-Awda – The Key to Return
© Rich Wiles

Thank You
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.

Teema Abbas
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Rawan Abdel-Nabi
Mohammad Abdel-Aziz Al-Athamneh
Randah Al-Balbissi
Abdul-Hadi Zeidan Al-Buheissi
Nadia Al-Hissi
Amjad Al-Khatib
Rahaf Al-Khatib
Janine Al-Ramahi
Australians for Palestine
Shatha Ayyad
Beit-Jala Association
Nada El-Agha
Sara El-Agha
Tony El-Shaer
Lianne Fares
Lamees Hajhussein
Mai Hamed
Nayef Hashlamoun
Ibrahim Ikbarieh
Yasmeen Judeh
Moammar Mashni
Nasser Mashni
Michael Mattvey
Hannah Mustafa
Kafa Mustafa
Rasmi Odeh
Mohammad Othman
Bushra Othman
Ayman Ouda
Lialina Qader
Hana Sabbagh
Jamil Sabbagh
Sofia Sabbagh
Micaela Sahhar
Nuha Saleh
Amjad Shehadeh
Mona Sukkar
Loudy Wiggins (Tourky)
Victorian Arabic Social Services
Victorian Multicultural Commission