The Villawood Migrant Hostel recipe books and dining equipment are historically significant as evidence of the daily ritual of communal dining at the Hostel from 1948 until the mid 1980s. Continue reading
Discover the Dutch Vergulde Draeck Collection excavated from the VOC ship Vergulde Draeck that was wrecked on the Western Australian coast in 1656. Continue reading
The poster has historic value as evidence of post World War 2 mass migration and the attempt by the Australian government to build the nation’s population with European migrants. Continue reading
Discover the Dirk Hartog plate, left by Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog when he landed at Shark Bay, Western Australia in 1616. Continue reading
Discover the 12 string electric guitar Harry Vanda played with the Easybeats during their heyday. The Easybeats are regarded as Australia’s greatest pop band from the 1960s and formed from a group of migrant teenagers living at the Villawood Migrant Hostel.
The wax casts are historically significant because they interpret the story and provide evidence of the experience of those quarantined at the North Head Quarantine Station. Continue reading
The North Head Quarantine Station post office stamp is historically significant because it is evidence of the experience of those quarantined at the North Head Quarantine Station. Continue reading
The first major post-war wave of migration started with displaced persons. These people had fled their countries of birth due to war, dislocation… Continue reading