The Migration Museum in Adelaide Australia is a great venue and one that I have been lucky enough to visit. The slogan, “every item in our collection has a special story,” reminds me of our One-Name Studies. The people with our surname of interest all have unique story and that is what makes surname research so fascinating.
Australia is a culturally diverse Country and whilst many people have descendants who were transported to Australia, many others migrated from other parts of the world in search of a better life.
This tweet was shared, the image is of a lovely wall hanging which was made by women in the refugee camps in Thailand in the late 1970’s to remind themselves of their former life and their experiences.
One of the things I especially want to see on my next visit is the paving project which you can read about HERE.
Each of those paving stones represents a family or individual who migrated to start a new life.The sad part is that not everyone made the decision freely, even in today’s world it was the act of necessity and of survival.