Belongings captures the personal experiences underlying Australia’s post-war migration wave by telling the stories of former migrants who arrived between 1945 and 1974. Former migrants share their experiences through personal mementos, photographs and memories, in their own words. Some items are treasured objects brought from the ‘old country’; others are souvenirs of the journey out; or keepsakes from their first home or job. All help us understand how migration changed their lives and – through the cultures and traditions they brought with them – the lives of Australians forever.
The memories in Belongings were co-ordinated by Andrea Fernandes, the NSW Migration Heritage Centre’s Project Officer, through a series of partnership projects with Orange City Council, City of Botany Bay Council, Co.As.It., Sydney Jewish Museum, Tweed Shire Council, AlburyCity, Fairfield City Council, the Leeton Italian Heritage Group and many others.
Andrea Fernandes, Project Officer, NSW Migration Heritage Centre
PO Box K346
Haymarket NSW 1238
Tel: 02 9217 0626