Migration Museum Foundation

Share your legacy for generations to come

The Migration Museum Foundation was established in 1999 to support the History Trust of South Australia’s Migration Museum. The Foundation is proud to have reached the conclusion of its 21-year campaign, whereby donations acknowledged with 2880 inscribed pavers have created the Museum’s ornamental Settlement Square installation. This place of lasting recognition gives an uplifting sense of the huge contribution made by migrants from all over the world to South Australia.

Through the Settlement Square project, the Foundation has reached over $1 million, including several Gold and Silver level donations. The Foundation is deeply grateful to all donors over the past 21 years for their generosity and interest. Our Gold and Silver Donors are listed here: if you would like to join this list of generous donors please contact us.


  • Anna and Domenic Mattioli
  • Nyra and Albert Bensimon
  • Chesini House Pty Ltd
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company (Aust.) Pty Ltd
  • Wilf Stiller
  • Julian and Diana Stefani
  • Ly Sun Thach
  • The Lowy Foundation
  • The Kirsten Charity Trust
  • The Shahin Family
  • Elvira Brunt nee Eterović
  • Associazione Abruzzesi Del South Australia
  • Matoula Begakis and Nicholas Begakis AO
  • Robina and Glen Weir


  • Alec Khoo and Associates
  • Bernhard and Gillian Basedow
  • The Lions Club of Adelaide Italian 
  • Bolzon Family
  • Adam Jamrozik
  • The Anderson Family
  • Uong Vara Thach
  • Elizabeth Ho OAM
  • G. Patritti and Co Pty Ltd
  • Captain William Everard Seymore Cream and Mrs Claudia Cream
  • Molinara Cultural and Community Club Inc
  • Anikó Mária Cziráky
  • Norman Schueler OAM and Carol Schueler
  • Zhuopeng (Simon) Hou
  • Andrea Num Glover
  • June and George Roache
  • Robert Rosamund and Caitlin Macpherson
  • Margaret Dillon
  • The Lohan Family
  • Andrew and Patricia Smith
  • The Albert Tonellato Family

Let’s take the past into the future. Let’s make sure new generations can appreciate our special migration stories.

Help us to take the Migration Museum to new heights.

Help us refurbish the galleries with dynamic and engaging presentations and 21st century impact.

Help us to support the Museum to keep collecting and telling your migration stories – from individuals, families and communities.

If you would like to contribute to this vital work, donate here. All gifts are tax deductible.

The Migration Museum Foundation Patron is Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia.

Image of the Migration Museum Foundation's The Immigrants. Photo: Andre Castellucci
The Immigrants. Photo: Andre Castellucci

If you would like to know the story of the Foundation’s statue The Immigrants please read our blog.