Migration

Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into migration, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

 

Highlights

 

Articles

Pearling lugger at work in Broome, Western Australia, c 1926. Photographer R A Bourne. Reproduced courtesy National Library of Australia

28 Jun 2021

A pearling pioneer: Remembering the Manilamen

29 Mar 2021

A Greek odyssey: Hellenism and repatriation

16 Dec 2020

A leap of faith

15 Dec 2020

A Mile in my Shoes

10 Dec 2020

Family and a fresh start
Gina Sinozich, We are sailing the Suez Canal on our way to Australia, 2003. ANMM Collection Gift from Gina Sinozich 00037916

17 Nov 2020

Sail, steam and Suez views
Coming and Going, the Sydney memorial to British child migrants by Sasha Reid, located outside the museum in Darling Harbour

16 Nov 2020

Reflecting on the child migrant apology
Left to right: Monga Khan AUSSIE and Gladys Sym Choon AUSSIE posters by Peter Drew, 2020. National Maritime Collection, reproduced courtesy the artist

12 Oct 2020

The art of making: New immigration acquisitions
Henry Lippmann (centre, with hand on chin) during a lesson at the Jewish ORT school in Berlin, Germany, c 1939. ANMM Collection ANMS0219[007], gift from Henry Lippmann

07 Sep 2020

Behind barbed wire: Remembering the Dunera boys
Britain's Child Migrants

Online exhibition – On Their Own: Britain's Child Migrants

From the 1860s, more than 100,000 children were sent from Britain to Canada, Australia, and other Commonwealth countties through child migration schemes. 
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At the museum

Statue of boy, Passengers Gallery exhibition

Exhibition

Passengers
Habitat

Vessel

Tu Do
Welcome Wall
Australia’s National Monument to Migration

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We Are Many - Stories of Australia's Migrants
Waves of Migration
A fishing boat called Freedom: the story of Tu Do

Videos

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The Strange Big Canoe
Australian National Maritime Museum & The Sea
Timelapse - Sea Monsters exhibition install