The Migration Museum

Staff at Adelaide’s Migration Museum have been searching through the collection to bring out treasures relating to migrants from Greece, Ukraine and Molfetta. We are excited about being part of The Travelling Table, and looking forward to attending the dinners and sharing some of the objects and photographs from the collection. Most of all we are looking forward to meeting people and hearing the migration stories of individuals, families and communities, and learning more about  what makes South Australia’s cultural diversity work.

The Migration Museum was established in 1986, the first museum in the world to take migration as its subject. Over the last three decades it has worked with hundreds of communities and thousands of individuals to document and share the stories of South Australians through exhibitions, events, education and other public programs. The Migration Museum is a museum of the History Trust of South Australia, and the Migration Museum collection is part of the State History Collection, held on behalf of all South Australians.

Below is a sample of some of the wonderful treasures The Migration Museum have found in their archives for display at The Travelling Table 2018!


GREECE

 George Iosifidis (second left) and four of his companions in a restaurant on Hindley Sreet in about 1956. George came to Australia from Greece in 1955, aged 20, and worked in Port Adelaide. In 1959 he met an English girl, Lorraine, who later became his wife.  PN05943 Migration Museum Collection

George Iosifidis (second left) and four of his companions in a restaurant on Hindley Sreet in about 1956. George came to Australia from Greece in 1955, aged 20, and worked in Port Adelaide. In 1959 he met an English girl, Lorraine, who later became his wife. PN05943 Migration Museum Collection

 Eleftherios Stefanou at work in his Snack Bar. He migrated to Australia in 1951 and moved with his wife to Adelaide in 1961.  PN06156 Migration Museum Collection

Eleftherios Stefanou at work in his Snack Bar. He migrated to Australia in 1951 and moved with his wife to Adelaide in 1961. PN06156 Migration Museum Collection


UKRAINE

 The Ukrainian Displaced Person Maria Pobran and two of her friends at the Woodside migrant hostel in 1949. All three women had their babies there, Maria’s baby Vera was the first baby to be born at the Woodside camp.  PN03962 Migration Museum Collection

The Ukrainian Displaced Person Maria Pobran and two of her friends at the Woodside migrant hostel in 1949. All three women had their babies there, Maria’s baby Vera was the first baby to be born at the Woodside camp. PN03962 Migration Museum Collection

 George Kosahiw working on the roads in Adelaide during his two-year contract with the government in the early 1950s.  PN03993 Migration Museum Collection

George Kosahiw working on the roads in Adelaide during his two-year contract with the government in the early 1950s. PN03993 Migration Museum Collection


ITALY (Molfetta)

 Mostly Molfettese fishermen and agents on the Port Pirie wharves in the 1930s.  PN03335 Migration Museum Collection

Mostly Molfettese fishermen and agents on the Port Pirie wharves in the 1930s. PN03335 Migration Museum Collection

Travelling Table