Each year, approximately 190,000 people migrate to Australia. Most come to work or be near family, and less than 10% have a refugee background.

Over the past five years, Louise Whelan has been both photographing and recording the stories of newly arrived migrants and refugees. The work has been published both national and internationally. The oral histories can be heard online via the State Library of NSW. As of February 2019 the oral histories have been collected by the World UNESCO register as world migration stories. Some text about the series here.