It is said that the soul of our city resides in Sydney Harbour. As this stunning collage of images shows, for many immigrants, it was a gateway to a new...

Across the seas

Location:

2 Murray Street
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Australian National Maritime Museum
Price:
Free
Across the seas
Across the seas

Access and Inclusion

  • Audio Described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

Artists:
Roland Leikauf (Curator) / Michael Mascarenas (Design and production) / Neridah Wyatt-Spratt (Project Manager)

It is said that the soul of our city resides in Sydney Harbour. As this stunning collage of images shows, for many immigrants, it was a gateway to a new life. 

Amongst the ports where immigrants arrived in Australia, none was more important than Sydney. People from all over the world dreamt of coming to Australia. Risking a dangerous voyage, arriving on a strange and foreign continent, to build a new life – far from loved ones and their old homes.

This evocative 3D mapped projection takes us back to a time when migration by ship was the most common mode of travel and Sydney was a coveted destination.

Photographic acknowledgment: Australian National Maritime Museum, The National Archives, The National Library, The City of Sydney Archives.

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Access and Inclusion

  • Audio Described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.