Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Darling Harbour, Welcome Wall

The Welcome Wall, a memorial which honours immigrants to Australia, is located outside the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. The Welcome Wall is a 100 metre long bronze wall, inscribed with names of immigrants, their arrival dates and the place they came from. It is located near Pyrmont docks, where millions of new settlers first stepped ashore in Australia. Over the years, more than six million people have crossed the world to settle in Australia.

49 comments:

  1. Terrific photo as always and what interesting history! So many people that have found a new life in your country! Wonderful! Hope you have a great week, Jim!

    Sylvia

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  2. kinda like the States version, so interesting to go to these historial places

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  3. ... then it must be a wonderful place to be. Great picture indeed.

    Please have a good Tuesday.

    daily athens

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  4. I love this wall. It is so moving to stand there and read it.

    My country is also a land of immigrants, but no one thought to welcome us with a Welcome Wall.
    Good onya, Sydney!

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  5. I don't think we have anything like that in Canada, either. It's wonderful.

    Kay
    Alberta, Canada

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  6. And I thought I'd be the fifth to say this is just darling.

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  7. "They" were going to do something like that in Canberra, but I feel it has fallen through.

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  8. How cool and neat to see and read all those names of the immigrants. A nice place and a wonderful photo.

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  9. Haven't seen that. Should probably be on that myself, or more importantly, Mum and Dad should. Thought they stuffed up our sailing and ended up flying us out.

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  10. Wow, that would be a thrill to see the names of your ancestors.

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  11. Ann, I am considering putting my mum and dad on the list too. :)

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  12. Beautiful photo! And a wonderful tribute to those that ventured to your country. We do have Lady Liberty....but reading the names on that wall must be very touching.

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  13. What a beautiful way to welcome newcomers! I love it.

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  14. love the lines in this...
    beautifully composed

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  15. Hi J Bar,

    Fantastic, as always. And I learned something today, too.



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  16. Great perspective ! and look so clean and clear...Good one !

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  17. Hi :)
    questo muro è una cosa fantastica per ricordare tutte le persone che sono arrivate nel tuo paese... un grande senso di civiltà !
    Buona giornata.

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  18. What a lovely lovely idea! Good photo too.

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  19. Interesting! I wonder if my daughter's name is also on that wall. She is an immigrant too! It's a great idea.

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  20. A hard shot to get it all in - well done.

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  21. Beautiful interesting shot

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

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  22. What a wonderful and fascinating memorial.

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  23. Nicely framed to get so much of the wall and its context in.

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  24. People must be so happy when they see that harbor. From the name to the wall to the view!

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  25. Very interesting. One day I hope to visit there. I would say those names are easier to read than Ellis Island are.
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  26. I'm sure you can find many danish name on the wall ;-)
    Great photo!

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  27. Nice shot. i landed there back in 1949. I wonder if our names are there.

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  28. That's fantastic! No idea it even existed!! What a shame there isn't a welcome wall at the detention centres ...

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  29. Very interesting post and a beautiful photo !

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  30. Beautiful photo and great history. I wish we had a welcome hall in the Ellis Island here in US. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. It is true that many people wanted to settle there, even my husband wanted to live there, hope we can. Thanks for the comment you left in my site.

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  32. What a brilliant idea! My husband arrived in Sydney from Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. How could I find out if his name and dates are there?

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  33. Never knew such a thing existed - do they still add the names of new immagrants yearly or how does that work? What a nice tribute and I'm sure it would make someone feel like part of their new country. Beautiful. From what you share, it must be a beautiful place to immigrate to (please forgive ending the sentence with a preposition).

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  34. JBar: That is a cool place, I would like to visit inside the building.

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  35. Hels, diane and Reader Wil, you have to nominate people and there's a fee to inscribe a name on the Welcome Wall. There's also an online database that stores all the names and more historical information. You can follow the 'Welcome Wall' link in my post to find out how do add names.

    Andrea, the wall is only half full and they unveil new names every six months.

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  36. Great photo! And I like how they named the wall.

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  37. I love that wall, if I ever go to Australia, IHAVE to go there and seeit in real!

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  38. That is absolutely fantastic! wonderful idea and amazingly beautiful wall.

    Thanks for the picture and the history --

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