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Open day at the Neerlandia - 28 October 2012

11:50am, Mon 15 Oct 2012

Man arriving into Fremantle harbour
Archival image - Segio de Luyk at Fremantle Harbour.
Image courtesy of Neerlandia Club.

The ANSWA & Neerlandia invites you to the 1952 Reunion Open Day at Neerlandia

The event is happening 230 Cambridge Street, Wembley on Sunday 28 Oct 2012 10am-4pm.

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Conclusion of Welcome Walls Project

9:30am, Fri 25 Feb 2011

The Welcome Walls Fremantle and Albany projects are now closed and no further extensions to the walls are planned.

Changes to online database listings on the Welcome Walls website can no longer be accepted, however from 1 April 2011 a ‘comment and responses’ facility will allow registrants and their families to continue to enter additional information to their listings. Please check back for further updates.

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Welcome Walls Maintenance

9:30am, Thu 27 Jan 2011

The third and final phase of the Welcome Walls project was recently unveiled at the Western Australian Museum – Maritime on Victoria Quay in Fremantle.

Over the next few weeks the Museum will be removing panels from the third stage as part of an ongoing maintenance regime.

The process will involve the application of a wax coating to the panels which will improve the readability of the inscriptions and minimise future cleaning and maintenance requirements.

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Albany - Welcome Walls Unveiled

9:30am, Sun 12 Dec 2010

More than 1,200 people gathered in the grounds of the Western Australian Museum – Albany on Sunday 12 December as Community Services Minister Robyn McSweeney opened a tribute to migrants who came to Australia through the port over the past 180 years.

Minister McSweeney said that people had travelled from far and wide to attend the launch of the Albany Welcome Walls.

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Fremantle Welcome Walls – Final Stage Unveiled

2:54pm, Sat 11 Dec 2010

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More than 8,000 people attended the official unveiling of the final migrant Welcome Walls outside the Western Australian Museum – Maritime on Saturday 11 December. Culture and Arts Minister John Day launched the third and final stage which added more than 4,500 new names to the existing Walls.

Mr Day said he was delighted that so many people were coming to be part of an immensely popular project.

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