A Ticket to Paradise?

Touring Exhibition

Fri 8 Mar 2019Sun 19 May 2019

9:30am5:00pm

WA Maritime Museum


A Greek girl, sent across the world to marry a man she’d never met; an African journalist fleeing for his life; and a stateless baby born in India to Iranian parents.

These are just some of the human stories that feature in A Ticket to Paradise?

Touring from the National Archives of Australia, this exhibition examines the diversity of Australian immigrants and the government’s ambitious plans after World War II to encourage mass migration.

A Ticket to Paradise? reveals the human aspect of migration through recordings of new and archival personal accounts. These stories provide an insight into the rich, complex and very different experiences of the migrants and refugees who have settled here, and the promotional campaigns that persuaded them to come.

This is a free exhibition but WA Maritime Museum entry fees do apply.


A Ticket to Paradise? will also be travelling to the Museum of the Goldfields, Museum of Geraldton, and the Museum of the Great Southern.

Feature Image: Brian Jonmundsson and his wife Visitacion arrive in Sydney, 1963. NAA: A12111, 1/1963/4/41


A national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia.

This exhibition tour is supported by the Department of Home Affairs.

Exhibition development was supported by the Department of Communications and the Arts through Visions of Australia and the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.


Caption: Brian Jonmundsson and his wife Visitacion arrive in Sydney, 1963. NAA: A12111, 1/1963/4/41

Image courtesy National Archives of Australia

Getting Here

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Address

Victoria Quay,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

Phone
1300 134 081

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By Train
The WA Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Maritime Museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at stop 24. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the City of Fremantle car park just outside the WA Shipwrecks Museum. Additional paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay which is a short walk from the WA Shipwrecks Museum.

By Ferry
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.

Accessibility
Comprehensive accessibility information about the WA Maritime Museum can be found on the Access WA website.