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Grafton Regional Gallery | A Place to Call Home: Family History Records Presentation & Workshop

Join Amanda Hardie, Senior Reference Officer, National Archives of Australia, for a talk on finding your family history in the National Archives at 11am on Saturday 19 May.
 
Following the presentation, at 11.30am Amanda will present a half hour workshop to the general public on how to use the Destination: Australia website. Tickets are $10 and include Devonshire Tea on the day.
 
This presentation and workshop is part of The A Place to Call Home? photographic exhibition, featuring highlights of a collection of around 22,000 photographs taken by government photographers documenting the experiences of post-World War II migrants to Australia.
 
The photographs were taken between the late 1940s and the 1990s. Known as the Immigration Photographic Archive, the photographs form part of the National Archives of Australia collection. Images from the archive were used to encourage
re-location to Australia to prospective migrants and to help local Australians welcome new migrants into the community.
 
The Destination: Australia website was launched in 2012 to encourage post-war migrants and their families to interact with the Immigration Photographic Archive. Users can identify migrants and share their own stories of migrating to Australia. Some of the stories shared on the website will feature in the exhibition to help tell the personal stories of post-World War II migrants.
 
A Place to Call Home? Migrant hostel memories is a national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia with support from the Migration Council.
 
For more information and to book click here.