The Migration Museum Holds Gala To Celebrate South Australian Migrants

0

The fabric of South Australia’s identity is formed by the individuals who migrated across seas to live in our beautiful state. With their arrival, they not only brought their own cultures and languages but they also came with incredibly interesting stories. 

From there, many migrants have celebrated huge successes which they attribute to the lessons they learnt in their migration journeys.

The Migration Museum has curated and displayed the proud history of South Australian migrants. Glam Adelaide is proud to have worked with the Museum for the A Taste of Home gala, which will be held this Saturday.

The event will be a long table gala fundraising dinner to celebrate the triumphs of migrants. It will be set in the gorgeous outdoor setting in the historic museum courtyard.

There will be music, wonderful speakers talking about their history as well as a series of videos of well-known successful Adelaide migrants telling their stories which will coincide with meals.

The funds raised will support the Migration Museum Foundation and the redevelopment of the permanent galleries of the Migration Museum so it’s no surprise that the event sold out super quickly.

The night rounds off with a silent auction. Giving generous donations are Chateau Yaldara, Rigoni’s Bistro, Mayfair Hotel, By The Oaktree, Henschke, Pumpt Indoor MTB, BMX and Scooter Park, Tomich, Fred Eatery, Feast Festival, Bikram Yoga & Hot Pilates, Mark Lobert Studio, Manyara Wines, Gospo, Bully’s Beef and more.

Glam Adelaide has produced a variety of videos with successful South Australian migrants who share some stories about their history. If you want to hear about the beautiful meet-cute of Rilka Warbanoff’s parents or the funny reception KD Singh received when he first arrived in Adelaide from a friendly neighbour have a look below at the video’s shared on the A Taste of Home Facebook.

South Australian Migration Stories: Stephen Henschke

Ahead of the Migration Museum's A Taste of Home gala dinner on November 17th, we're sharing some inspirational SA migration stories. This is Stephen.Stephen is a fifth-generation winemaker at the historic winery Henschke which spans back to the mid 1800’s when his ancestors made their way to Australia to flee religious persecution. Now Henschke stands as one of South Australia’s most respected and internationally renowned winery. Here, Stephen shares with us the amazing history behind Henschke.Please share his story.

Posted by A Taste of Home on Thursday, 15 November 2018
South Australian Migration Stories: KD Singh

Ahead of the Migration Museum's A Taste of Home gala dinner on November 17th, we're sharing some inspirational SA migration stories. This is Kanwaldeep Singh.KD came to South Australia with his wife, son and three suitcases ten years ago now. Since then, he’s grown from working as a teller to branching out as a sole trader and then establishing Money Merchants Financial Services where he now helps migrants with their finances.We had a chat with KD and he shared with us the funny reception he received when his family first arrived in Australia.Please share his story.

Posted by A Taste of Home on Tuesday, 13 November 2018
South Australian Migration Stories: Irena Zhang

Ahead of the Migration Museum's A Taste of Home gala dinner on November 17th, we're sharing some inspirational SA migration stories. This is Irena Zhang.Irena is one of South Australia’s most prominent figures. After her family arrived in Australia, Irena put herself through work and night study to establish her own business. She’s currently the Managing Director of Chinatown Plaza and the Director of Regency Apartments Adelaide.Here, Irena tells us what her family experienced when they came to South Australia.Please share her story.

Posted by A Taste of Home on Tuesday, 13 November 2018
South Australian Migration Stories: Arman Abrahimzadeh

Ahead of the Migration Museum's A Taste of Home gala dinner on November 17th, we're sharing some inspirational SA migration stories. This is Arman Abrahimzadeh's story.When Arman was 10, he and his family migrated to Australian from Iran. After school, he studied at UniSA's School of Art, Architecture and Design on Hindley Street, while working at an O'Connell Street cafe. Since his mother's public death at the hands of his father, Arman has been active in advocating to protect the victims of violent crimes.Please share Arman's story.

Posted by A Taste of Home on Monday, 29 October 2018
Australian Migration Stories: Knoll Family

Ahead of the Migration Museum's A Taste of Home gala dinner on November 17th, we're sharing some inspirational SA migration stories. This is the Knoll Family from Barossa Fine Foods.Meet the family behind Australia’s most awarded smallgoods maker. After migrating from Germany in the 50’s, Hans and Anna started a business that would stay in the Knoll family for four generations.Here, Hans, Anna, Barbara and Franz provide an insight into their life in Australia. Please share their story.

Posted by A Taste of Home on Tuesday, 13 November 2018
South Australian Migration Stories: Con Tsoutouras

Ahead of the Migration Museum's A Taste of Home gala dinner on November 17th, we're sharing some inspirational SA migration stories. This is Con.Con’s father migrated to Australia in the 50’s where he sold fridges and washing machines out of an old army truck. This door to door sales ethic produced Spartan Electrical, which is now South Australia’s leading retailer of kitchen, laundry and home entertainment products.Here, Con shares with us some memories of his youth, growing up above the shop. Please share his story.

Posted by A Taste of Home on Thursday, 15 November 2018
South Australian Migration Stories: Rilka Warbanoff

Ahead of the Migration Museum's A Taste of Home gala dinner on November 17th, we're sharing some inspirational SA migration stories. This is Rilka Warbanoff from Rilka's Kitchen.One of Adelaide's fabulous personalities, Rilka has lived a colourful life. You may have crossed paths with her at some point. Rilka shares some stories from her life here with us. Speaking about her wonderful father, Rilka shares: "He met my mother by accident at the Adelaide Airport on the Monday. He proposed on the Wednesday and on Saturday of the same week they got married. They then would have a very successful marriage and certainly a very successful business."Please share Rilka's story.

Posted by A Taste of Home on Sunday, 11 November 2018
Australian Migration Stories: Houssam Abiad

Ahead of the Migration Museum's A Taste of Home Gala dinner on November 17, we're sharing some inspirational SA migration stories. This is Houssam Abiad.Hailing from Lebanon, Houssam has been devoted to the City of Adelaide for many years in a variety of roles, most notably as the Deputy Lord Mayor. Here he shares some of his experiences with growing up in Lebanon during the civil war and his consequent move to Adelaide.Please share Houssam's story.

Posted by A Taste of Home on Sunday, 11 November 2018

Cover Image from Migration Museum Facebook

vinomofo
Share.

About Author

Glam Adelaide feature writer. Unapologetic about only being found by the platters at parties.

Leave A Reply