British Migrants: Instant Australians?

Exhibition and Shows

25 Oct 2020 to 22 Nov 2020 Once Only Event

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 postwar 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. The exhibition’s historical and personal narrative threads are drawn together with contributions by multicultural and Indigenous commentators and academics to provide the basis for a conversation about British migration and its contemporary meanings, relevance and ongoing impacts.

Rates

Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

25 Oct 2020 to 22 Nov 2020

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Peppers Waymouth - Reception

Peppers Waymouth Hotel

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South Terrace Motel

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Chifley On South Terrace

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ibis Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia

ibis Adelaide

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Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

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Hilton Adelaide

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