More than one third of Western Australia’s population was born overseas. The Welcome Walls projects pay tribute to those migrants who arrived by sea, landing at Fremantle or Albany, and to the many benefits they gave to their new home, enriching the lives of all Western Australians.
In Fremantle, over 400 panels commemorating the names of migrants who arrived through this area have been erected at the Western Australian Museum - Maritime at Victoria Quay.
- Welcome Walls Launch Fremantle
- Photograph by Patrick Baker, image copyright WA Museum
In Albany, a set of Welcome Walls panels onsite at the Western Australian Museum - Albany pays tribute to the arrival of those migrants whose first footfall was in this town.
Both projects have now been completed with no further extensions planned.