A Ticket to Paradise?

Exhibition and Shows

10 Mar 2018 to 14 May 2018

A Greek girl, sent across the world to marry a man she’d never met; an African journalist fleeing for his life; and a stateless baby born in India to Iranian parents, are just some of the human stories that feature in A Ticket to Paradise?.

This touring exhibition, from the National Archives of Australia, examines the rich diversity of Australian immigrants and the government’s ambitious plans after World War II to encourage mass migration.

The exhibition reveals the human aspect of migration, with recordings of new and archival personal stories. These stories give an insight into the rich, complex and very different experiences of the migrants and refugees who have settled here.

The exhibition also examines promotional campaigns which presented a Utopian view of Australia as a welcoming country full of opportunity.

A national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia.

Facilities

Art & Culture Cafe Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Disabled access available Family Friendly Free Wifi History & Heritage Museums Australia Museums Australia Parents Room Shop Wheelchair access

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Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park

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The Lakes Holiday Park

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Pool

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