5 Nov 2012

More migrants now part of Australian history

8:11 am on 5 November 2012

The names and stories of another 300 migrants were engraved in Australian history at a ceremony at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Sunday.

AAP reports hundreds of people lined the waterfront to see the names of their forebears unveiled on the wall, which bears the names of more than 25,000 migrants.

The stories of those named on the wall can be read on the museum's website.

Mark Kebsch was one of those at Darling Harbour with his family. His father Horst, 69, emigrated to Australia from Frankfurt in Germany.

Mr Kebsch told AAP his father was humbled by the experience, adding that it was important for the descendants of migrants to recognise the stories of their ancestors.