A Ticket to Paradise?

Touring Exhibition

Sat 1 Dec 2018Sun 24 Feb 2019


Museum of the Great Southern

"A man holding his wife in his arms, carrying her down a boat ramp."

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.

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

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

Western Australian Museum - Albany Map


Residency Road,
Western Australia,

(08) 9841 4844


By Bus
The Museum of the Great Southern is located within walking distance of the town centre, which is serviced by the several bus services, visit the PTA website for timetables.

By Car
Parking is available in onsite.