A Ticket to Paradise?

8 March 2019 to 19 May 2019

Western Australia Shipwrecks Museum
45 Cliff St
Fremantle WA 6160

Tour schedule

Opens:
8 March 2019
Closes:
19 May 2019
Location:
Western Australia Shipwrecks Museum
45 Cliff St
Fremantle WA 6160
Brian Jonmundsson and his wife Visitacion arrive in Sydney, 1963.
Brian Jonmundsson and his wife Visitacion arrive in Sydney, 1963. (NAA: A12111, 1/1963/4/41)

A Ticket to Paradise? delves into the rich diversity of the nation's migrants and their experiences, and looks at promotional campaigns which presented a Utopian view of Australia as a welcoming country full of opportunity.

The exhibition features archival film footage, audio recordings, and many images of migrants taken between the 1940s and 1990s, and a special interactive globe featuring personal stories of migration.

This exhibition tour is supported by the Department of Home Affairs.

Exhibition development was supported by the Department of Communications and the Arts through Visions of Australia and the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.

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Exhibition supporters: Australian Government, National Archives of Australia, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Communications and the Arts
Copyright National Archives of Australia 2019