• Arrival Forever: Migration Stories

Arrival Forever: Migration Stories

Key information
Cost $15/student Duration 3 hours Supervision ratios The supervision ratio is 1:15 for primary groups and 1:20 for secondary groups. Teachers and parents attend free of charge. Curriculum links Stage 5 History, Core Study – Depth Study 3: Australians at War: World Wars I and II (1914-1918, 1939-1945); Depth Study 5: The Globalising World, Migration Experiences (1945 to present)
About the program:

Examining over two hundred years of Australian Jewish history, the Culture and Continuity exhibition provides students with the opportunity to explore the development of the Australian Jewish community. As a case study of Australia’s migration history, students will be introduced to concepts of community, cultural identity, symbols and acculturation. In addition, through viewing the exhibit, students will have a chance to explore the impact and influence of post-war immigration on the changing Australian landscape. Tracing the experience of Jewish Holocaust survivors from the liberation of Europe’s concentration camps, to Displaced Persons (DP) camps and migration to Australia, the exhibition provides a unique insight into the changes in Australian immigration policy in the post-war period and the shift into a multicultural Australia.

The program includes an interactive seminar with a Museum educator, first-hand testimony from a Holocaust survivor focusing on their migration to Australia and a guided tour of the Museum.

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Plan your visit

Risk assessment

Please click here for our risk assessment.

On the day

  • We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your program begins and assembling students across the road from the museum in Green Park.
  • Please send a member of staff to the main Museum entrance to let us know you have arrived and our education team will come to greet you.
  • Students will enter via the main Museum entrance on Darlinghurst Road where security will greet you and show you where to go.
  • Note that the Museum has a substantial security presence. Your group may be asked to consent to a bag search.

Lunches

  • There is an option of pre-ordering our school café lunch which can be eaten in Green Park before or after the excursion. Please click here to see the menu.

What to bring

  • Due to limited locker space, we request that students do not bring backpacks.
  • If the students plan to eat their lunch in the park after their visit, please ask them to bring very small bags so that we can put several bags in each locker.

Access

  • Please let us know before your visit if any of your students have special needs or learning difficulties so we can plan to accommodate their needs during the visit.

Content advice

  • Note that the content covered at the Museum may be distressing to some students.
  • We recommend bringing your school councillor and/or members of your pastoral care team to the visit.
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