The long awaited National Migration Monument of Australia will be unveiled at a special ceremony on Sunday, March 20 at the Australian National Maritime Museum, according to a museum announcement.
There will be two ceremonies, one at 10 a.m. and the other at 12:30 p.m., where there will be a recognition of Harmony Week with the unveiling of 1,281 names (including 91 from Greece), representing 73 countries from the 627 donations to the Migration Heritage Fund which supports the migration program.
Greece is ranked number three in the countries represented at this unveiling.
The Monument is a major initiative of the Museum which promotes Australia’s multicultural identity throughout Australia. It features over 30,000 migrant names carved into a series of bronze panels that wind their way along our waterfront site in Darling Harbour, Sydney.
It is underpinned by a database of migrant stories and we have exciting plans for a digital program in the future. Founded in the early 1990s as Home wallthe bronze panels were renamed Australia’s National Migration Monument by His Excellency General the Honorable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia at an unveiling ceremony in March last year.
National Migration Monument – Australian National Maritime Museum (sea.museum)
The following Greek speakers will present:
10 a.m. ceremony – Emanuel Alfieris
12:30 p.m. ceremony – Violet Roumeliotis and Effy Alexakis on behalf of Father Nektarios