Presented in association with the Australian National Maritime Museum, National Library of Australia and the Centre for the History of Migration Experiences (HOME)
10.00am – 1.00pm, Sunday 5 August
To complement the Australian National Maritime Museum’s travelling exhibition On their own - Britain’s child migrants, this special panel session is intended to share and bring to life some of the WA stories linked to the exhibition.
Join us for this panel session that has been developed with four Western Australians who came here as child migrants, as they reflect on the impact of very different childhood experiences over their lives. Guests offering personal reflections include Winthrop Professor David Plowman (UWA), Dr Michael McCarthy (WA Museum), former MP Mike Barnett, and Maureen Treween, now retired from the public service. Chaired by former senator Andrew Murray, this session will bring information in the exhibition to life as the audience will hear first hand the lifelong impact of having been brought to Australia from Britain as an unaccompanied child migrant.
This event will also include a brief talk about the National Library oral history project researching the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. Joining us for this session is Dr Joanna Sassoon, who is an historian and archivist who managed this project who will share an overview of the relevant experiences and stories collected by the project. A question and answer session will concluded this event overall and allow discussion space for other stories to be shared.
On their own is a collaboration between the Australian National Maritime Museum and National Museums Liverpool, UK and is an Australian National Maritime Museum Travelling Exhibition.
This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.
Cost: Free event
Bookings: Bookings essential on the below link.