Albanians celebrating Albania’s National day at Richmond Town Hall, 28 November 1965.
Source: Museum Victoria Albanian Community Photographic Collection
Courtesy Jennifer Kalaja
The continuing story of Victoria's Albanian community.
Exploring the story of Victoria's Albanian community, this exhibition takes as its focus the struggles of families separated for up to 40 years by Albania's Communist rule.
For Australian-Albanians, an important moment in the formation of a community was the transformation from the traditional notion of kurbet (temporary settlement in a foreign land) into a place of permanent belonging.
Coming from an ethnically diverse nation, Albanian immigrants have quietly established flourishing communities in multicultural Australia, as part of their continuing journey.