We raised $25,000 for the Migration Museum!

Thank You To All, From A Taste of Home Committee

To all who attended and supported our event, we thank you all. The sell-out event raised much needed funds for the redevelopment of the museum. To our generous sponsors and volunteers a big thank you to all of you.

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Supporting the Migration Museum Foundation

Funds raised at our inaugural A TASTE OF HOME 2018 Gala Dinner will support the Migration Museum Foundation and the Stage 4 redevelopment of permanent galleries at the museum.

This event will celebrate the triumphs and journey of migrant leaders, influencers and businesses to South Australia.

This year’s fundraising dinner coincides with the 20th year of Immigration SA and will mark South Australia welcoming the 100,000th skilled migrant including their families who will make our great state their new home.

Gala Dinner Schedule

Saturday, 17 November 2018

6:00 pm
Guest Arrival & Seating

Pre-dinner drinks

Guest arrive and shown to their tables.
6:30 pm

MC – Kelly Noble

Greg Mackie OAM

• MC – Kelly Noble asks all guests to be seated, introduces Greg Mackie OAM, CEO of the History Trust of South Australia

• Greg Mackie OAM acknowledges Country, acknowledges VIPs and welcomes everyone to the inaugural A Taste of Home, 2018 Gala Fundraising Dinner

6:40 Pm
Overview – Silent Auction & Pledge Tree

MC – Kelly Noble

• MC provides overview of Silent Auction Items & Pledge Tree
6:45 pm
First Course – Asia


• First Taste Destination – Asia

• Video:  ‘Migrant Video – KD Sigh’

• Performances:
– ‘What a Wonderful World/Somewhere Over the Rainbow
‘ by Alannah Roxas & Liam Halford
– ‘Waltzing Matilda’ by Liam Halford
– ‘Sieze the Day’ by Liam Halford
– ‘Don’t Dream it’s Over’ by Liam Halford

7:05 pm
Prepare for Governor Arrival
VIP tables to be cleared first in preparation for Governor
7:15 Pm

The Governor

• His Excellency the Governor The Honourable Hieu Van Le is shown to his seat.
7:30 Pm

MC – Kelly Noble
Hon Julian Stefani AM
The Governor

• MC will introduce Hon Julian Stefani OAM, Chair of the Migration Museum Foundation

• Hon Julian Stefani OAM will introduce His Excellency the Hon Hieu Van Le AC Governor of South Australia

• His Excellency the Hon Hieu Van Le AC Governor of South Australia speaks

• Hon Julian Stefani OAM thanks His Excellency the Hon Hieu Van Le AC Governor of South Australia

7:40 pm
Second Course – Europe

Greg Mackie OAM
Hon Rob Lucas MLC

• Second Taste Destination – Europe
Entrées Served

• Performance:
– ‘I still call Australia Home’ by Alannah Mai Roxas

• Video:  ‘Migrant Video – Irena Zhang’

• Dancers: Daksha & Ashwini

• Greg Mackie OAM will introduce the Hon Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer of South Australia

• The Hon Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer of South Australia speaks

• Greg Mackie OAM thanks the Treasurer

• Video:  ‘Migrant Video – Rilka Warbanoff’


8:15 PM
Third Course – Emerging Countries


• Third Taste Destination – Emerging Countries
Main Course Served

• Performance:
– Music by Liam Halford

• Music to Finish

8:45 PM
Fourth Course – Australia


• Fourth Taste Destination – Australia
Dessert Served

• Video: ‘Migrant Video – Angelique’

9:00 PM
Major Auctions
• Major Auction Items auctioned by Bernard Booth.
9:15 PM
Meals Conclude
Meals finished and plate collection.
9:20 PM
Contributor Thank You

MC – Kelly Noble
Elizabeth Ho OAM

• MC to invite Elizabeth Ho OAM, Chair of the History Trust of SA on stage to thank all the contributors.

• A Taste of Home Committee asked on stage

• MC promotes silent auction items – bidding to close at 9.30pm

9:45 PM
Silent Auctions Close

MC – Kelly Noble

• MC announces silent auctions closed.

• Performance:
– ‘A Tribute to the Crooners’ by Leo C

9:45 PM
Silent Auction Winners Announced

MC – Kelly Noble

MC announce Silent Auction Results and ask guests to head over to arrange payment.
10:30 PM
MC to Close the Night

MC – Kelly Noble

• MC to thank everyone involved and concludes the night.

• Volunteers to advise tables of last drinks.

11:00 PM
Event Concludes
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Please note:
This event schedule is a guide only and subject to change at the discretion of the organisers without notice.

Migration Dinner Menu

Come with us on an international gastronomical journey.

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First Taste Destination - Prawn, shitake spring roll, szechuan mandarin salt, plum relish • Tuna tataki, pickled ginger, nori salt (gf) • Salt & pepper eggplant (gf v)


Second Taste Destination - Baked gnocchi, parmesan cream, basil (v)


Third Taste Destination - 8 hour lamb shoulder, cauliflower, lentils, basmati, eggplant, tomato • Saffron cinnamon chicken, date almond pilau


Fourth Taste Destination - Raspberry semi freddo, honey praline (gf v)

Our 2018 Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible.

A historical setting

Migration Museum Courtyard
82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide


Torrens Parade Ground
Victoria Drive, Adelaide

Come and celebrate the people of South Australia.

Celebrate the triumphs and journey of migrant leaders, influencers and businesses to South Australia.

Got a Question?

Do you have a question about this year’s Fundraising Gala Dinner, please send us an email. Let us also know if you have a great South Australian migration story you want to share. We are gathering stories for our next event.