Immigration Museum, Museum Victoria

Immigration Museum, Museum Victoria

Melbourne's Immigration Museum presents the stories of people from all over the world who re-settled in Australia seeking a better life, job opportunities or to escape conflict in their homeland. These stories are brought to life through contemporary displays of memorabilia, moving images and computer interactives.

Address: 
Immigration Museum, Old Customs House, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC
Tel: 
0399272700
Hours: 
10am-5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Admission: 
Adults $6.00, Child & Concession Free. Group packages are available.
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Facilities: 
Disabled access, toilets, bus drop off, festivals, courtyard, café, shop, reference library, guided tours, rooms for hire, membership, education.
Collection: 
The Immigration Museum displays a range of social history artefacts from Museum Victoria's extensive collection.
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Items

Loom

Countermarch floor loom

Creator:
unknown
Description:
Countermarch floor loom made of recycled timber. Fitted together with wooden pegs and steel bolts.
Date:
c1945
Item Id Number:
96.1595

The look was made at Merbera Displaced Persons Camp, Germany for Latuian weaver Elga Kiuicka. It was made from timber found in the camp or retrieved from nearby bomb sites. It was brought to australa by Latuian friend Karlis Gulbergs when he immigrated after the war.

Booklet

Australia Ahead!'

Creator:
Printers: Peverleys Ltd (London)
Description:
Sixteen page booklet containing advice for British immigrants coming to Australia.
Date:
1951
Item Id Number:
92.1312.1

Full title is 'Australia Ahead! Pre-embarkation Advice for New Settlers.' Topics include clothing, documents, pre-fabricated houses etc

Chest

Medicine chest

Creator:
unknown
Description:
Heavy wooden chest with dove-tailed joints, top opening lid and single-fronted opening drawer. Metal handles on each side and front. Contains removable wooden tray containing medicines in bottles as well as various packages and tins.
Date:
c1850
Item Id Number:
44038

Portable dispensary used as ship surgeon's medicine chest during the 1850's

Ring

Creator:
unknown
Description:
Brass ring featuring design of gold mining tools. 'Ballarrat' stamped inside.
Date:
1850s
Item Id Number:
36068

Said to have been made for sale to miners on the Victorian goldfields during the 1850s

Pasta

Creator:
Lucini & Co.
Description:
Samples of various types of pasta made by Lucini & Co., Daylesford, Victoria.
Date:
c1901
Item Id Number:
001972-001980

Giacomo and Pietro Lucini immigrated to Australia from Italy in the 1850s and settled in Hepburn Springs, Victoria. They established a macaroni factory in 1859, which also produced bread, sausages and salami. The Lucini brothers made their pasta in the traditional way. Its quality was attributed to their use of Australian wheat and the mineral water of Hepburn Springs.