The Immigration Museum, Australia

Among exhibits at the online site is one that discusses settling into a new country. Immigrants have to adapt to an unfamiliar environment and lifestyle, while maintaining aspects of their previous culture and way of life. Many newcomers to Victoria spent their new lives in limbo, spending months in temporary migrant accommodation, committed to two year labor contracts. For others, settlement has been far easier because they spoke English, or government had offered assistant land or home scheme. Generations of immigrants have had to adapt to a new climate, new landscape, new language, new currency, and new lifestyle, especially those who have settled in rural areas. There are numerous first-person, generational accounts here.