Rockdale City changed dramatically after World War Two. Migrant accommodation centres at Kingsgrove and Kyeemagh settled many migrants. Rockdale is now home to a culturally diverse population with 45% of people born overseas. The local parks and reserves and their community associations are being researched.
A Rockdale City Council research partnership with the NSW Migration Heritage Centre.
Since the 1830s, the Cornish and other migrants have developed the economy and culture of central NSW. Both Cornish and Welsh migrants were influential in the mining industry, at places such as Lucknow and Cadia. Byng was established by Cornish settlers.
An Orange City Council and NSW Migration Heritage Centre research partnership. Continue reading
Adamstown, Greta, Mayfield, Nelson Bay and Port Stephens are known locations of the Federal Government’s post-Second World War Two migration accommodation centres which settled migrants while they worked in industries including the rope works and light globe factory located in the Hunter area.
A Newcastle Museum and NSW Migration Heritage Centre research partnership. Continue reading
A commissioned history and collections survey to research and interpret the history of migration in the evolution of farming and market gardens in Windsor from 1790 to present.
A Hawkesbury Regional Museum and NSW Migration Heritage Centre research partnership.
A community history to record the distinctive histories and ethnic profiles of towns including Port Macquarie, Taree, Kempsey, South West Rocks, Wingham, Wauchope and Laurieton, including the shared labour histories working on farms and in local industries.
A Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and NSW Migration Heritage Centre research partnership.
A new multimedia exhibition will document post-‘White Australia’ migration in poignant video clips. Former refugees and migrants – who now call New South Wales home – will share their experiences and special memorabilia.
A NSW Migration Heritage Centre research partnership with Port Macquarie Glasshouse, Albury Library Museum and Hurstville City Museum and Library.
A thematic study, exhibition, book and on-going collection documentation project in seven historical societies reveals a complex and poignant narrative examining both the public and private lives of the Chinese-Australian migrant experience in the Riverina.
A Museum of the Riverina and NSW Migration Heritage Centre research partnership with the Chinese-Australian Historical Society.
Explore the tenacity, camaraderie, humour and hard-work of the local Islander, Indian and Aboriginal communities who worked the banana farms and cane fields of the Tweed.
A Tweed River Regional Museum and NSW Migration Heritage Centre research partnership. Continue reading
In the mid-20th century, Wollongong was one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. Behind every ‘ordinary house’ is an extraordinary story. A new and richly illustrated Wollongong book by Meredith Walker will show families, communities and organisations how to pass their histories to present and future generations.
An Illawarra Migration Heritage Project and NSW Migration Heritage Centre partnership.