NEW SOUTH WALES MIGRATION HERITAGE COLLECTIONS
- Objects speak to us about our past. Explore important chapters, places and events in Australian migration history and discover the people who have shaped New South Wales' culture and society. Across Sydney and rural and regional New South Wales, communities are custodians of important movable heritage collections. The Migration Heritage Centre is researching and documenting the cultural heritage significance of these collections in partnership with them.
By writing down our knowledge today, we will help communities understand and keep their special objects and pass them on to future generations as a part of our shared heritage. The objects may be an important part of local heritage places or cherished objects held by museums, galleries and community groups. Uniquely, they tell us about people's experiences and ways of life. Read the stories behind the objects in the Statements of Significance found below.
OUR MEMORIES, BELONGINGS AND PLACES ONLINE
The Migration Heritage Centre identifies, records, preserves and interprets the heritage of migration and settlement in New South Wales from 1788 to the present day.
It is an online heritage centre funded by the New South Wales Government. The Centre's website presents exciting online exhibitions featuring community collections, family belongings and people's memories.
View intriguing exhibitions, visit fascinating places and research family history at www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au
The Migration Heritage Centre at the Powerhouse Museum is a New South Wales Government initiative supported by the Community Relations Commission.
Platypus Pioneer Progress - the Bulwinkel Family's bedspread made from 100 year-old polatypus skins.
Be one of the first to see a rare 100 year old platypus rug from the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney...