Event held on May 31

British Migrants: Instant Australians?

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Event runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Daily, until 12/07/2020

About

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. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.