You make a choice: is it better for me to die walking or die standing still?
In the 1990s, the first wave of refugees from the Horn of Africa region arrived in South Australia. They had fled for their lives from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. They chose life over death, opportunity over poverty and freedom over oppression. They took the ultimate risk and survived.
This exhibition, curated by the Australian Refugee Association, shares the remarkable personal stories of some of those early Horn of Africa refugees. It celebrates their contributions to the rich fabric of life in South Australia and shows how a helping hand can completely transform someone’s life.
You can see the exhibition from 23rd December 2020 until 28th February 2021 at the Migration Museum in Adelaide.
Over its 45-year history, the Australian Refugee Association (ARA) has helped over 20,000 refugees, migrants and their families build a new life with opportunities to learn, work and grow. ARA is delighted to have worked with the Horn of Africa communities and Migration Museum on this project and appreciates their commitment.
The exhibition was made possible with kind support from the City of Adelaide.
23 December 2020 to 28 February 2021
82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
Open 10AM – 5PM daily, closed Christmas Day