Adelaide Lithuanian Museum

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The events of WWII forced many Lithuanians to flee their country.

Unable to return, over 10,000 came to Australia and of those 1,500 made South Australia their home.

This is their history.

The Adelaide LIthuanian Museum & Archives was established by the hard work and dedication of Jonas Vanagas, a post war migrant.

He began to collect articles relating to Lithuania, so younger generations could learn of their heritage.

Members of the community gathered for the official opening on 28th January 1967.

The Museum and Archives contain photographs, newspapers, documents, artwork and books, in Lithuanian and in English.

Much of the information for this blog has been from the museums collection.

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