Taking Victoria's Multicultural Pulse at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, Australia
People who have been migrating to Australia’s state of Victoria since the early 1800s all have a story to tell of their search for a better life. Located in the first stone building to be established in Melbourne, the Immigration Museum gives visitors a first-hand experience of the stories that range from war and conflict, child migration, the pursuit of ambition and prosperity, to settling into a new community. Voiced through the eyes and minds of those who’ve lived it, the museum represents the multicultural evolution of Melbourne since the first settlers arrived. Brunswick’s Italian barbershops, restaurants with ethnic flavors, home traditions from Bombay to Japan, family life and indigenous relations are all defining subjects giving visitors food for thought. How we dress, eat, speak, who we are, and our identity are all questions symbolizing what it means to belong and not belong. Do you? Melbourne’s Immigration Museum is one place to find out.
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