CANBERRA – The National Archives of Australia have enriched their website with data and over 20,000 photographs presenting the chronicle of southern Europeans’ migration to Australia, especially Greeks.
Entitled Destination: Australia- Sharing Our Post War Migrant Stories, the project showcases moments of immigrants’ life in the post-World War II period, when unemployment and political instability forced thousands of young Europeans to leave their homeland and move to Australia in pursuit of a better job and better life.
Many pictures take us back to immigrants’ arrivals at the country’s ports and follow every cultural and social aspect of their life until the 1990′s. Visitors to the Australian National Archives website will have the opportunity to see an immigration center of the times, and “‘attend” festivals and several celebrations organized by immigrants or even a Sunday service at some Orthodox Church. Moreover, anyone willing to find their own ancestors could search for their photographs by typing their family name, the port they arrived, temporary residence or holding center.
This is a user-friendly website providing the chance to share your own stories, find or tag a person, comment on a photograph and much more. Visit the website by following this link: https://www.destinationaustralia.gov.au/site/where-to-start.php
(Source: Neos Kosmos)