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Michael Tsolakis is 97. He shares the story of coming from Greece to Australia in 1938, and the outpouring love from his mother and community that got him there.
Vern Gooch is a survivor of the Holocaust. He and his immediate family were lucky enough to flee Germany and seek refuge in Australia. Vern shares his memories of growing up in Australia.
After 21 days on a boat, Kaliyugan Pathmanathan finally saw landmass before he was put away in immigration detention for 17 months. He reflects on the isolation he felt in the detention centres, including time on Christmas Island, and what it was like to finally have his freedom back.
At a young age, Evelyn Rivera was exposed to the horrors of the El Salvador civil war. She reflects on what it was like growing up in an environment where she would climb trees and see people being killed across the road, and what it was like adapting to her new home in Australia.
Anna Pereira moved from Moscow to Perth in early 2017. She is passionate about the water, which she says makes her a perfect fit for Perth.
Zhanna Needhman is an accountant and photographer from Russia who moved to Perth in 2018.
“My dad’s parents are from Myanmar. They emigrated here in their 20s and this is that one curry that my family has eaten our whole lives.”
“Every time I’d go to my grandma’s, or every time we'd have a family dinner, she would always bring them. If not to eat, then just for spares, you know. She’d always bring spare food, and a “here, have this later” kind of thing...”
“Paprikás csirke is a dish that is really simple to make… It’s a comforting dish that is a symbol of home and home cooking. For me, I think of my mum, I think of my parents.”
Tammy Bux is a strategist by day and storyteller by night. She is passionate about encouraging people to celebrate their challenges and triumphs through storytelling.
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