The Australian Immigration Wall of Honour is a series of brass plaques with the names of immigrants to Australia submitted by various people to Janet Reakes, who was a well known genealogist from the Hervey Bay area.

Originally the plaques were placed on the ‘sea wall’ at Urangan but the sea air and water were damaging the plaques. They were then transferred to a wall outside the “Australian Immigration and Family History Research” rooms at “Nature World” at Eli Waters.

When this business closed the plaques were given to the Fraser Coast Library. The plaques are now the responsibility of the Fraser Coast Council, their phone number for general inquiries is 1300 79 49 29 (cost of a local call) or you can contact them through their website at

Information about these immigrants to Australia can be found in a database, in book form or on CD which are available for viewing in the Family History Room of the Hervey Bay Library.

If you have an inquiry about an ancestor on the Immigration Wall you can contact us.




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