So what did a Post War Immigration ever do for us? Well quite a lot and that's what the Coming to Australia Fiesta aims to celebrate at the Liverpool Regional Museum this Saturday.
Starting at 10.00am, the day is crammed with activities. The highlights include learning how to cook Italian food, making Italian wine, learning Greek dancing and an opportunity to visit Historic Collingwood House.
There will be a display of European cars by the Italian Car Social Club which will include VW's and a Kombi Camper. The Liverpool Catholic Bocce Club will demonstrate Bocce and give you a lesson.
This will be a rare opportunity to tour the historic c1810 Collingwood House with the Friends of Collingwood House and Liverpool Regional Museum.
The City of Liverpool & District Historical Society will have a stall of items and collectables for sale. It's a great opportunity to learn about your ancestors using the wonderful resources of the Liverpool Regional Family History Centre at the Museum.
The soundtrack of the day will be provided by the toe tapping inducing The Countries.
The Cooking demonstration timetable is:
10am - 11am: Learn the secrets of suga sauce and pasta making from Chef Maria
11am - 12noon - Chefs from Bush Pepper will show you how to make the following two dishes:
1. Chive dumplings, with sautéed speck, shallots and shaved gruyere.
2. Grilled elderflower cured free range pork belly with apple - cider essence.
To ensure a place for the cooking lessons and tastings, please book in at the Liverpool City Library 9821-9422 or Liverpool Regional Museum. 9602-0315 (Max. 30 people)
The museum is also hosting the Coming to Australia exhibition -- photographs from the IRO and ICEM - A Travelling exhibition of the Australian National Maritime Museum. A selection of photographs highlights the work of the International Refugee Organisation and Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration in the 1950s. The photographs capture in vivid detail the anticipation and anxiety of European migrants coming to Australia in the turbulent years after World War II.
Best of all, the days activities are absolutely free.