The Welcome Wall is a display wall erected at the Eastern end as a tribute and recognition of the significant contributions of the European immigrant settlers who arrived in Newcastle by sea as part of the “displaced persons” resettlement programme after the Second World War. The migrants who settled in the Newcastle and surrounding areas helped to develop industry, innovation and research, and enrich the culture and character of our community.

Immigrants and their families can apply to have their surname, date of arrival and the ship they came on inscribed onto plaques attached to the wall. Records of each family whose name appears on the Welcome Wall will also be kept inside the centre, with the aim to create a publicly accessible online database for family ancestry research.

Add Your Family To The Wall

The format for each single-line entry is: Surname, Name, Ship, Year Of Arrival. For example:
Smith, John Endeavour 1920

To have your family’s name displayed on the Welcome Wall, complete and submit the form below, and we will contact you. The cost is $110.

Alternatively, You can download the form (PDF), print it and then mail it to us or bring it to the centre.

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