Past Events

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Hopes and Dreams

School holiday activity

8 – 23 July 2017, 10am-4pm weekdays, 1-4pm weekends.

Australia’s migrants come with hopes and dreams for the future - what are yours?

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Colour Mapping: Interactive Workshops on Art, Diversity and Identity

Workshop
Bookings are essential

Saturday 20 May, 12noon; Saturday 20 May, 1pm; Saturday 20 May, 2pm; Sunday 21 May, 12noon; Sunday 21 May, 1pm; Sunday 21 May, 2pm

Walk through South Australia’s history at the Migration Museum, then enter a colourful, culturally-rich environment to ask ‘who am I?’ and ‘where am I from?’.

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‘Wayward girls and uncontrollable boys’ - nineteenth century child welfare

Special event
Bookings are essential

Thursday 18 May, 9 - 10am and 4 - 5pm

‘Stole a watch - 10 years on the Hulk Fitzjames’. ‘Found wandering at night- 6 years at Magill Reformatory School’. 

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Too hard to talk about?

Special event
Bookings are essential

Thursday 18 May, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Join us for a tour of the Migration Museum, a screening of our new data visualisation that shows migration to South Australia over the last 180 years, and a discussion about the difficult absences. Who has been excluded?  When? And why? Who is being excluded now?

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Bringing the Past to Life: Destitute Asylum Records

Special event
Bookings are essential

Saturday 6 May 1.30 - 2.30pm Saturday 6 May 3 - 4pm Monday 8 May 1.30 - 2.30pm Monday 8 May 3 - 4pm

Join the Migration Museum and State Records for an interactive session to view original Destitute Asylum ledgers in the buildings where they were created. Learn about welfare records, how they’re preserved, and how historians, genealogists and the general public use them today. Includes curator’s introduction to the site.

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Book Launch: South Australia on the Eve of War

Special event
Bookings are essential

Tuesday 2 May, 5.30pm

Join us at the launch of this new edited collection which offers insights into unique aspects of the state in the pre-war period and helps us understand South Australia’s response to the war. The book includes chapters by some of the state’s leading historians. 

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Revolting Girls and Rotting Boys

School holiday activity
Bookings are essential

Wednesday 19 April 2017 11 am - 12 noon

Come in, dress up, line up, and fess up to your crimes.

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Harmony Day in the City

Special event

Sunday 19 March 2017, 1-4pm

FREE fun for all at the Migration Museum for Harmony Day festivities!

Join us to celebrate Australia's cultural diversity and to learn more about the amazing world we live in.

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Where in the WOMAD world?

Special event

Saturday 11 March - Monday 13 March, 12-6pm

For three decades the Migration Museum has been sharing the stories of South Australians and celebrating cultural diversity. Join them at WOMADelaide to share your family's migration story and help create a giant interactive world map representing multicultural Australia.

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Game of Life

School holiday activity

Saturday 15 April - Sunday 30 April 2017

You are in Adelaide in the 1800s, where your luck is made by the roll of the dice. Your clothing may not be suitable for your age or the season, it might feel hot and scratchy – you have to make do with what you have!

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