A few of our favourite things

Collection Blog

This blog is written by Migration Museum staff and volunteers. It is a chance for us to share with you some of our favourite things from the Migration Museum collection, and what makes them special to us. Not all of our collection can be displayed in the Museum, so this is also a place for us to uncover some of the ‘hidden treasures’ we have in our store.

A little pipe with a big story

Museum officer Nikki tells us about a fascinating pipe in our collection Read more about A little pipe with a big story >

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A token of friendship - model of the 'Pamir'

Senior curator Mandy Paul writes about an unusual model ship currently on display at the Migration Museum Read more about A token of friendship - model of the 'Pamir' >

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Light's Plan of Adelaide

MM volunteer Dave Rickard asks WHO ORIGINALLY SURVEYED ADELAIDE? Read more about Light's Plan of Adelaide >

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Curating the costume collection


Keeping cool at Christmas

Curator Corinne writes about a Christmas object from our collection:

When the South Australian summer temperature reaches 40 C + (104 Fahrenheit) , you need a stylish and efficient way to keep cool over the Christmas season!  Read more about Keeping cool at Christmas >

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Embroidered chair

Volunteer Christine tells us about a chair in the collection... Read more about Embroidered chair >

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Crossing the Line

I must confess to a secret passion for Crossing the Line certificates! We have many in our collection, and they are often very colourful, fun and inventive, a delightful memento of a momentous occasion in a very long migration journey – travelling across the Equator. Read more about Crossing the Line >

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Greetings from the trenches - Wilfred Speck’s postcard to his sister Ivy Hoskins, 1916

With the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War upon us, MM curator Corinne Ball tells us how new research has connected a postcard in our collection with its family story, almost a century after it was written. Read more about Greetings from the trenches - Wilfred Speck’s postcard to his sister Ivy Hoskins, 1916 >

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