Escaping war, famine, disease, discrimination or just the chance for a better life are some of the many reasons that individuals and families have made the journey to Australia to start a new life. What binds all these stories together is hope.
Now, more than before we need to celebrate this hope, the diversity of this country and tell the stories of those families that have made Australia home.
2021 has seen the Museum’s Welcome Wall be elevated to the National Monument to Migration. There has never been a better opportunity to have your family’s journey to this new country recognised.
As we head towards the end of the Financial Year, you can show your support and celebrate our multicultural nation by making a tax-deductible donation to the museum’s Migration Heritage Fund and sharing your family’s story on the National Monument.
You can join over 30,000 of your fellow Australians by having your family recognised on the National Monument to Migration. Your donation of $500 will see your family’s name registered for prosperity on the Monument and your story can join the online archive.
Together we can help build community harmony and celebrate our nation’s diversity.
Register before 30 June to be a part of the next special unveiling ceremony.
As an acknowledgement of your tax-deductible gift of $500 your name, or the name of a family member, relative, co-worker or friend will be etched in bronze onto Australia's National Monument to Migration (previously known as 'Welcome Wall') in recognition of their journey across the seas to make Australia their new home.
In return for your donation, you will receive:
- A personal inscription in bronze on Australia's National Monument to Migration (previously known as 'Welcome Wall')
- Dedicated online profile page
- A profile that can be securely managed and shared with friends and family
- Research functionality: search other names who may have arrived via the same vessel / time
- Exclusive invitation to an unveiling ceremony for new inscriptions on the wall
- A tax-deductible receipt
Here is the link to donate to the National Monument which will also set the donor up with their online profile:
If you wish to speak with someone in the Fil-Aus community for any queries, you may contact Michelle Baltazar on 0412 906 224 of Kababaihang Rizalista Inc and Violi Calvert on 0408 227 794 of Radio Tagumpay. Both KRI and RT are involved in the awareness campaign for the National Monument for Migration Appeal.