In the 1990s, the first wave of refugees from the Horn of Africa region arrived in South Australia. They had fled for their lives from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. They chose life over death, opportunity over poverty and freedom over oppression. They took the ultimate risk and survived. This exhibition, curated by the Australian Refugee Association, shares the remarkable personal stories of some of those early refugees. It celebrates their contributions to the rich fabric of life in South Australia and shows how a helping hand can completely transform someone’s life.
Presented by Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia, Australian Refugee Association (ARA) and Migration Museum
Venue: Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia, 113 Gilbert St, Adelaide
Bookings required by phone or email: June Lee, 8345 5266, firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Portraits of members from the Horn of Africa community featured in the New Land New Hope exhibition. (Photography Ben Matthews)