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The Welcome Wall : 21-December-2012
The Welcome Wall : 21-December-2012

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The Welcome Wall at the Australian National Maritime Museum commemorates those who have migrated from countries around the world to live in Australia. The 100-metre wall, 2.8 metres tall, has space for some 30,000 names. The project was first announced in November 1997 and the first names were inscribed in January 1999.

When anyone places a name on the wall, he or she is invited to contribute a brief (50-word) story about the friend or family member being honoured... where they came from, when they arrived, why they came, how they settled in etc.

Only the name appears in bronze on the wall; the brief biographical note is available for all to read on a monitor at the Australian National Maritime Museum and on the internet at www.anmm.gov.au/ww. Twice a year new panels of names are unveiled with ceremony.

As at 2012, there were currently approximately 24,000 names on the wall. 


Address:2 Murray Street, Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.869644
Long: 151.198506
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Front Inscription


Australian National Maritime Museum 



Unveiled On 24 January 1999
By His Excellency The Honourable Sir William Deane AC KBE
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia


More Than Six Million People
Have Crossed The Seas
To Settle In Australia.  

They Have Come From
Most Countries On Earth
To The Lands Of The Cadigal,
 The Burraburragal
    And Beyond

The Welcome Wall
At The Australian National
Maritime Museum Stands As
A Symbol Of Our Great
Diversity And Our Unity.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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