A warm and still Sunday morning greeted around 1000 people at the unveiling of new additions to the ANMM Welcome Wall today as special guest George Negus from our sponsor, SBS joined us for the festivities.
The celebration began with a moving performance from the Martenitsa Choir, who entertained the growing crowd with their unique Bulgarian sound.
The Welcome Wall was established here at the museum 11 years ago and with the recent new names unveiled it now proudly holds 22,555 inscriptions as a tribute to Australia’s migrant arrivals who have so richly contributed to our modern multicultural identity.
We invite you to record a name on the Welcome Wall at the Australian National Maritime Museum. The Welcome Wall honours our immigrants, however they travelled, wherever they landed and wherever they live today.
The Welcome Wall is 100 metres long and made of bronze. It sits at the ANMM near Pyrmont docks, where millions of new settlers first stepped ashore in Australia.
An online database stores historical information about the people named on the Welcome Wall. These stories are also shared with ANMM visitors on kiosks in the museum foyer.
If you’d like information on how your family can honour your migrant past, visit our website for more information.