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In one of history's great migrations, more than six million people have crossed the world to settle in Australia.

Was your family among them?

The Welcome Wall at the Australian National Maritime Museum stands in honour of all those who have migrated from countries around the world to live in Australia.

For just $105 per person the names of friends, family and ancestors will be permanently engraved in bronze on the Welcome Wall and their story shared online.

Read the stories of people who struggled against poverty and of people who struck it rich. There are stories of involuntary migrants such as convicts from the First Fleet, of unaccompanied migrant children in the Big Brother Movement, post-war refugees and migrants and of more recent arrivals choosing modern Australia as a place to settle.

Twice a year new panels of names are unveiled with ceremony. Those due to be unveiled will be notified in writing prior to the ceremony. It is a free public event; all are welcome to join us.

Spaces for each unveiling are limited and we encourage you to get your registrations in as quickly as possible.