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A collaborative exhibition between the Migration Heritage Project and the University of Wollongong

The exhibition celebrates 15 years since the Migration Heritage Project was formed in 2001 and takes a retrospective look at MHP’s exhibitions, publications, research and other work together with content from the University of Wollongong Archives.

Migration to the Illawarra, is curated by Eva Castle and Gregor Cullen for the Migration Heritage Project and Phillippa Webb for UOW Archives.

The exhibition is opened to everyone and is on until 22 January 2017.



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Every Story Counts
Recording Migration Heritage
A Wollongong Case Study

Every Story Counts encourages the recording of experiences and local knowledge of post-Second World War migration and settlement.

Every Story Counts is not only for the people of the Illawarra but for all Australians; for clubs, historical societies, museums, family historians and for all people researching and caring for heritage places.

Every Story Counts is a great resource for teachers and students of history providing a thematic framework that can help identify and understand the relevance and significance of migration, including starting a conversation about their own family heritage and the heritage of others.

Every Story Counts has Wollongong stories and migrants featured as case studies to record people's stories and the places, objects and collections associated with those stories.  Not just another “how to” book these featured stories connect you to people who have lived this experienced giving a personal, new and first-hand perspective on Australian History.  Behind every 'ordinary house' is an extraordinary story and our photo albums and family mementos inside can hold the key to special community memories.

Every Story Counts can get you started on your story, your family's story, your community's story.

Every Story Counts winner of a Highly Commended Award at the 2016 National Trust Australia (NSW) Heritage Awards in the Education and Interpretation Category and nominated for the 2016 NSW Premier's History Awards.


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