Australian and more

Australian and more explores the dissonance and delights of an individual straddling two cultures in Western Australia’s current social atmosphere. This series of five stories shares perspectives of people with Chinese, Malaysian, South African-Indian and Iraqi heritage. The Centre for Stories believes that sharing diverse perspectives is essential to creating a cohesive and empathetic society.

This story was collected by Centre for Stories intern, Karen Escobar.

Thank you to our storytellers: Danny Chirkoot, Stefano Del Dosso, Tina Han, Reyam Ghanim and Melinda Ann-Craggs.

My name is Melinda-Ann Craggs, I am 50 years old and I am originally from Malaysia. I came to Australia in 1980.
Hi I am Reyam and I am 24 years old. I am from the Middle East specifically Iraq.
Hi, my name is Tina Han. I am currently 20 years old and I am Chinese-Australian. I actually moved to Perth when I was about six years old.
My name is Stefano Del Dosso, I am from Italy, north of Italy, small town called Varese, on the Swiss border. I just turned 54.
I am Danny, I am 25 and my family are of South African and Indian Heritage.
Two chairs by a bookshelf
Mar
13
A meet up to share poems and poets who have touched you or galvanised you, from classics such as Wordsworth or Dickinson, to contemporary poets such as Tony Hoagland or Mary Karr. Book Online
A book cover with the title "Driving into the Sun", featuring a group of baby chickens.
Feb
26
Join us as we celebrate Marcella Polain's new book, Driving into the Sun. Book Online
Apr
4
Join Sarah Rice and Amy Lin in conversation as they discuss the influence of art and philosophy on poetry. In December 2018, Sarah’s most recent publication Fingertip of the Tongue (UWA Publishing), was shortlisted for the ACT Publishing Awards. Book Online
Feb
18
Robert Wood talks to John Mateer & Annamaria Weldon about empires from Malta to Portugal, the ruins of culture and the legacies of empire for our own time.
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