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PEN Melbourne @ MWF: Immigration, Then and Now

  • Immigration Museum 400 Flinders St Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

Immigration, Then and Now

How has migration to Australia changed in the past 50 years? Why do people come here, what do they leave behind – and how do we greet them? Abdi Aden (Somalia) and Arnold Zable (Poland) reflect on their experiences, and Australian migration policy.

Abdi Aden’s world fell apart when he was only 15 and Somalia’s vicious civil war hit Mogadishu. Unable to find his family, he fled with 60 others. Four months later when they arrived in refugee camps in Kenya, only five were still alive. He arrived in Melbourne with nothing. Yet he survived and he thrived.

At the Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne

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