Welcome to the Migration Heritage Project Incorporated (MHP) website. This website has been developed and made accessible with a view to encouraging the public availability of information. Despite the relatively unregulated nature of the Internet, there are nevertheless a few matters which you should bear in mind when visiting our site.


The MHP site, and any links from it to third-party sites, has been developed to promote a range of views, opinions and stories as a way of reflecting the culturally diverse migration history of the Illawarra. We encourage the public availability and the free exchange of information so that people can learn more about the diversity of experiences and cultures around them particularly pertaining to the Illawarra Region. You should, therefore, bear in mind that some material which appears at the MHP site and any linked sites may possibly cause offence or upset to some people. The MHP regrets, but cannot take responsibility for, any such offence or upset caused. In the event that you are offended or upset by the material which appears at an Internet website, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA), who will then investigate the complaint and take such action as it thinks fit. If you would like to know more about the ABA’s role in regulating Australian Internet content, you can visit its website at www.aba.gov.au.

The MHP endeavours to promote a free exchange of opinion and information, it does not necessarily endorse or support the views, opinions, standards or information which appear at this site or any linked sites. You should also not interpret the absence of a link from the site to any other site as a criticism or comment by the MHP on the provider or content of that other site. For your convenience, links to other web sites have been inserted but do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

Unfortunately, the MHP cannot warrant and does not represent that the material which appears at the MHP site or any linked sites is complete, current, reliable and/or free from error. The MHP also cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur as a result of the use of or reliance upon the materials which appear at this or any linked sites. While we make every effort to ensure that the material on this site is accurate and up-to-date, you should exercise your own judgement before you rely on it. In any important matter, you should seek professional advice relevant to your own circumstances.

You should be aware that the providers of linked sites will often have their own protocols and standards in relation to their sites and the information which appears at them. We urge you to familiarise yourself with any such protocols and standards.

Please note that some material on this site includes views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the MHP, or indicate its commitment to particular course of action. The MHP endeavours to verify the accuracy of the information that has been provided by third parties.


Users of this site are expected to comply with the following guidelines and policies, all of which are subject to periodic review.


The Migration Heritage Project Inc. (MHP) is committed to protecting your privacy in connection with Personal Information, hereinafter defined, received from you. MHP’s practices concerning the collection and use of personal information on the www.mhpillawarra.com.au website, as well as personal information collected by MHP via alternate business channels such as telephone calls, activities, conferences, or from our project partners, are guided by the Information Privacy Principles of the Federal Privacy Act 1988. By using the Site you are deemed to consent to the Privacy Policy as well as the MHP website Terms and Conditions, as applicable. If you do not consent to the Privacy Policy and the practices outlined below, do not use the Site, access our services or download materials.

Subject to applicable law, the MHP revises the Privacy Policy from time to time and we encourage you to visit this page to review our current Privacy Policy because it is binding on you. Subject to applicable law, your continued use of the Site constitute your consent to the Privacy Policy as revised from time to time.


The Migration Heritage Project Inc (MHP) provides a range images and text for your information. Use of these must not jeopardise the resources themselves, or the reputation and/or integrity of the website. All users must comply with this policy.

MHP website users must comply with the following standards:

  • All users must understand their responsibilities in relation to MHP’s resources.
  • MHP resources are to be used effectively, in ways that comply with legal and ethical standards and publicly accepted standards of interpersonal  interaction.
  • Copyright and intellectual property legislation are to be respected.
  • The security of MHP’s resources is to be maintained.
  • Online resources, such as e-mail is to be used appropriately.


It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of computers and the Internet complies with relevant International, State, Territory and Australian Government laws at all times. You are also prohibited from engaging in activities which, while not unlawful, are deemed by MHP to be inappropriate or unacceptable.

Copyright and other intellectual property rights

Copyright is a collection of economic rights protected by legislation such as the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and the Copyright Amendment (Moral Rights) Act 2000 (Cth).

The images and text on this website are © The Migration Heritage Project Incorporated, unless otherwise stated.

The MHP has made all reasonable efforts to locate owners of third party right copyright material and images contained in this website.  Anyone from whom permission has not been sought, and who wishes their material removed from this website, should contact the MHP.

You must not make any unauthorised reproductions of material protected by copyright, or use audio-visual items in which copyright subsists. Intellectual Property Rights remain with the owner of the material and must not be used without the owner’s permission.

Material from this website (including, but not limited to, images and text) may not be reproduced without permission. If permission is granted, the MHP will also provide information regarding any person or entity to be acknowledged for copyright, moral rights or intellectual property in the work to be reproduced.

Copyright in the material which appears at the MHP site or any other Internet site (including any text, photographs or artwork) vests, subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968, in the author of the material whether that be the site content provider or some other person or organisation.

Reproduction for personal, in-house, educational or non-commercial use of any material which the MHP creates and displays at the website is subject to permission of the owner of that content. Permission must, in the first instance, be requested from the MHP. Some reproduction of material may incur a fee. The reproduction of any material which the MHP creates and displays at the website for a purpose other than, personal, in-house or non-commercial use is not normally permitted without the express formal permission of the MHP and with the consent of the owner of that content. Such requests will incur a fee.

Please note that the copyright in the materials appearing at the Internet sites are linked to the MHP site vests in the author of those materials, or the author’s licensee (subject to the operation of the Copyright Act 1968). The MHP cannot and does not grant any permission or authority in respect of the copyright in the materials appearing at third party Internet sites, and strongly recommends that you refer to the copyright statements at those sites before making use of the materials.

Images of objects which are less than 75 years old may require permission from and acknowledgement of the designer as well as the MHP. Images of objects which are more than 75 years old are likely to have passed into the public domain and therefore require acknowledgement only for the photograph.


You must not engage in any activity that may reasonably be anticipated to cause damage to MHP’s hardware or software or to anyone else’s equipment. Precluded activities include but are not limited to the downloading, creation or transmission of messages, attachments, data files or software that contain a virus. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any information resources, systems or networks or interfere with another user’s work. System files, system configurations, folders and other technical data must not be altered.


The MHP is committed to protecting your privacy.  Your personal details will not be shared with any other organisations or person.

E-mail and the Internet are not necessarily secure and confidentiality may be compromised by unintended redistribution of e-mail or by the inadequacy of current technologies to protect against unauthorised access. Caution must be exercised in communicating personal or sensitive information by email or entering it on this website.


MHP has the right to monitor your use of the MHP website and may do so at any time without notice.


If you are found engaging in activity contrary to this Conditions of Use policy, your site access privileges may be suspended. If you are suspected of engaging in activity contrary to law, your access privileges will be suspended and you may be referred to the proper authorities.


Generally, MHP will consider linking to sites that:
• Provide information relevant to our objectives.
• Provide useful information, products, or services to our visitors.

MHP does not link to:
• Personal web sites.
• Web sites selling merchandise unrelated to its services.
• Web sites that present material unfit for children and/or inappropriate material.
• Unmoderated interactive sites (chat rooms, interactive gaming, live video or web cams, etc).

All corporate/for-profit web site links are carefully considered by us on a case by case basis.

This site contains links to other sites. The MHP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.


The MHP is confident that if users respect and abide the matters described at this web page, this site will provide both a fantastic information source on migration heritage in the Illawarra.

We trust that you will enjoy using the site.

Last revised: 31 October 2018