A new exhibition is about to open it's doors at Melbourne's Immigration Museum, and I can say with all my heart, it's not one you want to miss.
'Between 1947 and 1981 nearly 1.5 million Brits arrived in an Australia that was predominantly white and British - it had worked hard to be so' - This exhibition uses modern technology, slideshows, and good old tea cups to tell us the story of those brave men, women and children.
Not only is it a fantastic insight into the lives of thousands of migrants and their voyage to Australia, but it is a real showcase of bravery, courage, and human kindness which will teach us all a lesson in the need to show compassion to people migrating to this wonderful country. There are a few famous faces in amongst it all too!
The Immigration Museum has beautifully showcased artefacts from family collections, with words spoken by those families themselves. They have taken time to cleverly and sympathetically tell people's stories of migration and identity, through a mixture of mediums including handwritten letters, modern interactive slideshows and old posters advertising life in the sun.
As an expat myself, who has brought my British children to Australia, I found the exhibition moving to say the least. I cannot begin to imagine what the £10 Poms must have thought arriving in this warm, far away land, with nothing but the bare essentials. To think that they came here and managed to build new lives, away from all their family and friends, with no modern technology is just incredible.
'British Migrants, Instant Australians?' opens this weekend and runs until 15th April 2018 at Melbourne's Immigration Museum.
Tickets are included with Museum Entry.
Where: 400 Flinders St, Melbourne
When: 25 November 2017 - 15 April 2018.
Adults - $14
Child to 16 years - FREE
Concession - FREE