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2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 – Journeys of migration by and about local Memory Keepers

May 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Local residents whose family migrated to Australia by ship share their journeys through memorabilia and writing.

Memory Keepers:
Doris Catania, Maltese heritage
Carmen Borg, Maltese heritage
Sabi Buehler, German heritage
Mimi Sartori-Barri, Italian heritage
Tullio Barri, Italian heritage
Zora Frank-Durut, Slovenian heritage
Vivien Mellino, Italian heritage
Paolina Licata, Italian heritage
Duilio & Grazia Stocchero, , Italian heritage
Helen Said, Greek/Maltese/English heritage
Antonio Mellino, Italian heritage
Marcello D’Amico, Italian heritage
Vita Macchion, Italian heritage
Giulio Macchion, Italian heritage
Therese Lapadula, Italian heritage
Giuseppe Lapadula, Italian heritage
Robert Whatmough, English heritage

Curatorial statement and full details of the artworks now available online in the Journeys of migration by and about local Memory Keepers, Eltham Gallery – Exhibition Catalogue.

Public Forum: From Displacement to Social Inclusion
Saturday 21 May, 3-5pm

  • Dr Gwenda Tavan, Head of Department of Politics and Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University
  • Philip Morrissey, academic coordinator of the Faculty of Arts, Australian Indigenous Studies program at the University of Melbourne
  • Zora Fran-Durut, former refugee from Slovenia

Eltham Library Community Gallery opening hours:
Mon–Thu: 10am-8.30pm
Fri–Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 1pm-5pm
Closed public holidays

Image: Wax fruit at Melbourne Museum

This exhibition is part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s “What Happened at the Piers” project curated by Lella Cariddi that honours the memories of immigrants and refugees who travelled to Australia by ship through the historical entry points of Princes and Station pier in Port Melbourne. It was first presented as part of MAV’s 2015 Piers Festival at Princes Pier with satellite exhibitions and events at the Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre, St Kilda Library and East Melbourne Library.


May 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am
June 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


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Eltham, 3095 Australia
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