The Enemy At Home Germans In World War One Australia

Winner 2012 National Trust Heritage Award. Newly discovered photographs by internee Paul Dubotzki reveal what it was like to be interned in Australia during World War One.

A NSW Migration Heritage Centre and Historic Houses Trust of NSW online exhibition. Continue reading

Leaving Cambodia Stories of Sydney's Pol Pot Survivors

Cambodia was devastated by the totalitarian Khmer Rouge Pol Pot regime. For every two people who survived, one person perished.

Now living in Western Sydney, six survivors share their memories with the NSW Migration Heritage Centre in compelling video histories.

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Objects through time 100 Objects That Define Modern Australia

The history of migration to this continent is told through a selection of 100 significant objects spanning a 60,000 year time frame. This new book by Stephen Thompson includes over 140 full colour images. It features objects from collections across the world that document the migration of people, technology and ideas to our shores.

A NSW Migration Heritage Centre publication with the Powerhouse Museum.
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Fairbridge and the Molong Community Fairbridge Farm School - Molong

Thousands of parents were persuaded to sign over legal guardianship of their children to Fairbridge Farm School. Boys and girls were to be trained as “farmers and farmers’ wives”. The School depended on child labour and was later closed. Many of those children, now adults, are talking about their experiences.

A Molong Historical Society exhibition assisted by the Orange City Council and NSW Migration Heritage Centre.

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Faith, Fashion, Fusion Muslim Women’s Style In Australia

Muslim women in Australia choose to dress in diverse ways. Some dress modestly in styles made by Western Sydney fashion designers. Explore the lives of women enjoying the new trends and the NSW entrepreneurs setting them.

A Powerhouse Museum exhibition supported by the NSW Migration Heritage Centre. Now on display at the Museum.

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Griffith Italian Heritage Trail Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area

Explore places associated with the history of Italian migration, settlement and horticulture in Griffith – famous for its wine, citrus and stone fruit industries.

A Griffith City Council and NSW Migration Heritage Centre cultural tourism initiative. Continue reading

Tracking The Dragon A history of the Chinese in the Riverina

This exhibition reveals a complex and poignant narrative examining both the public and private lives of the Chinese Australian migrant experience.

A Museum of the Riverina and NSW Migration Heritage Centre online exhibition. Continue reading

Awards NSW Migration Heritage Centre

Winner 2012 Ethnic Communities Council of NSW and Macquarie University Building Inclusive Communities Award, presented by the Hon Barry O’Farrell MP, Premier of New South Wales. Winner 2012 National Trust Heritage Award and Shortlisted 2012 NSW Premier’s Literary Award The Enemy At Home: German Internees In World War One Australia.

The NSW Migration Heritage Centre is supported by the Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW.

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Ties With Tradition Macedonian Apron Designs - Illawarra

Winner 2010 National Trust Heritage Award. A powerful juxtaposition of colour and patterns, this exhibition showcases over 40 Macedonian aprons from the Illawarra.

A Macedonian Welfare Association, Port Kembla and NSW Migration Heritage Centre online exhibition. Continue reading

Sudanese Stories A Blacktown Community History Project

Oral histories about the migration journeys and settlement experiences of southern Sudanese refugees now living in Blacktown in Western Sydney.

A Blacktown City Council and NSW Migration Heritage Centre exhibition. Continue reading