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Exciting changes to our Nineteenth century galleries

Posted on Monday 10 May 2021

The nineteenth century galleries at the Migration Museum are closing temporarily from Tuesday 11 May until late 2021. Other galleries in the museum, i...

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New Land, New Hope – latest exhibition at the Migration Museum commemorates thirty years of settlement by refugees from the Horn of Africa

Posted on Friday 15 January 2021

“You make a choice: it is better for me to die walking or die standing still?” In the 1990s, the first group of refugees from the Horn of Africa r...

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Migration Museum recognised as an Adelaide must-see!

Posted on Wednesday 28 February 2018

28 February 2018 Here at the Migration Museum, we pride ourselves on offering a space in which locals and visitors alike can learn about South Austral...

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Australia’s first state high school for girls

Posted on Friday 31 March 2017

Written By Corrine Ball | 31 March 2017 Australia’s first state secondary school for girls, the Advanced School for Girls in Adelaide, was estab...

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The Immigrants

Posted on Friday 24 March 2017

Written By Catherine Manning | 24 March 2017 The Migration Museum in Adelaide is something of a hidden gem tucked behind the State Library on Kintore ...

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Fixing Adelaide’s polluting sewerage

Posted on Friday 17 February 2017

By Corrine Ball | 17 February 2017 In 1881, Adelaide became the first Australian capital city to be connected to a water-borne sewerage system. By 187...

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South Australia’s ‘Hell Afloat’

Posted on Friday 13 January 2017

Written By Nikki Sullivan | 13 January 2017 Between 1880 and 1891 the hulk Fitzjames, colloquially known as ‘hell afloat’, served as a Reformatory...

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Glass eyebath from the Destitute Asylum dig

Seeing clearly at the Destitute Asylum – an eyebath

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2016

Written by Corinne Ball | September 20th, 2016 In 1983, before the Migration Museum opened, an archaeological dig was undertaken on the Kintore Aven...

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Ange Thaarup hat c1955

The Mad Hatter – Thaarup hat c1955

Posted on Monday 29 February 2016

Written by Corinne Ball | February 29th, 2016 Curator Amy writes about a stylish hat in our collection This hat was designed by the Danish-born Aage...

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Ceramic boat – the ocean and the wave

Posted on Friday 29 January 2016

Written by Corinne Ball | January 29th, 2016 Curator Corinne writes about an evocative and favourite artwork: At the Migration Museum we are lucky t...

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