Waves of migration from Mt Lebanon to Australia have been occurring since the 1870s, each with its own characteristics. From 1870 to 1943, migrants left a country that was a province of the Ottoman Empire and from 1921 a French Mandate. Those leaving after 1943 migrated from an Independent Lebanon. Later arrivals left a country troubled by a 15-year civil war.

Neighbours and mentors encountered in Australia became their heroes and played a pivotal role in successful settlement. Speakers from the Australian Lebanese Historical Society will talk about their ancestors arrival from Lebanon, each speaker’s ancestors representing one of these distinct waves of migration and will compare the similarities and differences of the experiences of their family’s arrival.

When: Saturday 10 September 2016, 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Marrickville Library meeting room at Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Cost: $10 (includes afternoon tea)
Contact: mail@alhs.org.au, John 02 9977 6374 or Anthony 02 9130 6344
Presented by Australian Lebanese Historical Society.

Image: courtesy Australian Lebanese Historical Society.


History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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