By Erica Lehrer, Cynthia E. Milton, Monica Patterson

This quantity inscribes an cutting edge area of inquiry, bringing museum and background stories to endure on questions of transitional justice, reminiscence and post-conflict reconciliation. As practitioners, artists, curators, activists and academics, the contributors explore the demanding situations of bearing witness to prior conflicts.

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After World War II, Australia began to accept immigrants and refugees from Eastern and Southern Europe. The demographic changes that followed this mass migration changed Australia from a predominantly Anglo-Celtic society to one that could more accurately be described as multicultural. But it was not until the early 1980s, following Canada’s lead, that the Australian Federal Government made the political decision officially to adopt multiculturalism as a policy. It was the recognition of the multicultural nature of our society that prompted the State Government of South Australia to establish the Migration Museum in 1983, as a Division of History South Australia.

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In Response, Responsibility, and Renewal: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Journey. Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation, 357–71. 2 The Past is a Dangerous Place: The Museum as a Safe Haven Vivienne Szekeres The city of Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and home of the Migration Museum, an institution dedicated to the history and experience of migrants to Australia. The location for this museum reflects the region’s history of non-conformism and enlightened and radical ideas. South Australia was not a convict settlement but a planned colony for free settlers who were attracted by the promise of religious freedom.

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