From restricted to assisted

Explore the intriguing history of Maltese migration to Australia.

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

6 September 2023 to 22 December 2023

Wednesday to Friday
9 am to 4:30 pm


National Archives of Australia
Queensland Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill
Qld 4170



Did you know that migration from Malta was once heavily restricted because the Maltese were seen as a threat to 'white Australia'? 

Yet, after the Second World War, Malta was one of the first countries with which Australia signed an assisted-migration-passage agreement.

This display explores the intriguing history of Maltese migration to Australia during the twentieth century.

This display is a joint initiative of National Archives of Australia, Public Record Office Victoria and the Maltese Community Council of Victoria Inc.