On Saturday 19 September 2009, Belongings Co-ordinator, Andrea Fernandes spoke at the opening of the Belongings exhibition at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery near Newcastle in the Hunter region. The celebration was covered by local print media.
The launch was well-attended by the participants and their families and friends, and provided an opportunity for people to reunite and make new connections within the local community.
The NSw Migration Heritage Centre and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery partnership exhibition was open to the public in 2009 and featured 15 local oral histories of post-Second World War migration memories and journeys and associated material culture.
A colour booklet featuring with the exhibition panel text based on the community oral histories is available at the gallery for a gold coin donation.