Stories of British Migration

About this website

Here at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne we have been busy developing a new exhibition about the stories and impacts of British migration to Australia from 1947 – 1981. Many of these migrants were given generous assistance by the Australian and British Governments and became known as Ten Pound Poms.

To understand more about the enormous range of personal experiences, we invited people who have a direct or indirect family connection to post-war British migration to contribute their stories and photographs. Thank you to all of you who shared your stories! A selection of these stories and personal reflections have been included in the exhibition resulting in the representation of a rich array of experiences and perspectives.

You can find out more about the British Migrants: Instant Australians? exhibition here. The exhibition will commence its national tour from late 2017.

We are still interested in collecting more stories for the exhibition archive – so if you would still like to share your story please follow the instructions below.

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What can you expect if you sign up and share a story?

If you decide to share your story we have some questions to help you along the way. You can write as much or as little as you like, share photos with us and tell us about the objects that are connected to your story.

You don’t have to finish your story in one go – once you have started a story you can return to the website and continue adding to it.

What will happen to my story once I submit it?

Your story will be added to an archive that will contribute to the exhibition’s legacy at the museum.

Website Credits

Design: MASS
Development: Forbes Hawkins, Museums Victoria
Illustrations: Bernard Caleo, Museums Victoria, Cardigan Comics

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program