Interpretation Australia award for exhibition

 

The popular and immersive Female Immigration Depot, 1848-1886 exhibition which opened at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum in July 2014 has recently received an Interpretation Australia Judges Award.

The exhibition tells the story of the thousands of government-assisted working-class Irish, English, Scottish and Welsh female immigrants that were housed in the Female Immigration Depot at the Hyde Park Barracks between 1848 and 1886.

Sparse, simple and institutional in style, the exhibition draws its information from the archaeological and historical records to illustrate the stories of how the women lived in the depot and shares the individual experience of a selection of women. 

This is a well-deserved accolade for an incredibly competitive award. While we know our visitors love it, it is great to receive peer recognition as well.

 

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