British Migrants: Instant Australians? at the Migration Museum
***UPDATE: Effective midday, Monday 23 March, The History Trust of South Australia will close all of its public sites, including National Motor Museum, South Australian Maritime Museum, Migration Museum and Centre of Democracy until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.***
Between 1947 and 1981 nearly 1.5 million Britons migrated to Australia, seduced by promises of sun, surf and a better life. This group of migrants were simultaneously everywhere and invisible, expected to become ‘instant Australians’. But the reality of migration is never that simple.
The temporary exhibition was developed by Museums Victoria and explores the personal experiences and historical and contemporary impacts of British migrants in the post-war decades. The exhibition features stories told by children, teenagers and families, labourers, adventurers, returnees, musicians, and even a snake dancer – brought to life through compelling digital animation.
This exhibition is free to enter. The Migration Museum is located on Kintore Avenue in Adelaide.
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What: British Migrants: Instant Australians?
When: Migration Museum | Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
Where: Saturday 22 February – Sunday 12 July 2020 | 10am – 5pm daily
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