Harmony Day stories on smart phone app
Friday, 15 March 2013
Smart phone and tablet users can now explore three Australians' migration journeys, after Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy, today launched a new augmented reality Harmony Day app, Harmony Day Stories.
The app, which was launched at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, shares the unique migration stories of Kofi, Renata and Anh, and comes with supplementary education materials for schools.
'Australia is a vibrant multicultural nation and generations of migrants have contributed to our national story,' Senator Lundy said.
'The stories captured in the app offer some fascinating insights into the journeys people from all over the world have made to make Australia their home.'
'The new app complements the existing Harmony Day smart phone app and is a fantastic resource for school children, giving them the opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a part of modern Australia,' Senator Lundy said.
This year's Harmony Day theme, Many Stories – One Australia, invites all Australians to share their personal journey with others – in workplaces, through social media, at schools and in their communities.
Senator Lundy said this year's theme highlights that every story is important and through sharing those stories, it is possible to reflect on the unique journeys of all Australians.
'It doesn't matter whether you are an indigenous Australian, a recent arrival or a fifth generation migrant, every one of us has a story to share and each forms a part of this greater Australian story.'
'I encourage all Australians to join in the fun on Harmony Day, share their story, and learn about the lives of other Australians who have come here from every corner of the globe.'
For more information on Harmony Day, to download the apps, and for ideas to help you celebrate Harmony Day, visit the website.
See: Harmony Day
Last update: Friday, 15 March 2013 at 11:12 AEST