German migrant family, with child in arms, about to receive a preliminary medical examination before migrating to Australia, at International Refugee Organization camp, Lesum, West Germany. Photographer: Davis Pratt. Purple ink stamp on the reverse reads: `International Refugee Organization United Nations Specialized Agency HQ US zone Germany. The IRO operated between 1947 and 1952.

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The Australian National Maritime Museum will be holding an after-dark lightshow based on stories of migration from 26 January to 17 February 2013. Check the website for more information on ‘Waves of Migration’, and how you can tell share your migration story.

Posted by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on 2013-01-25 01:06:02

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