Name Cheryle Yin-Lo Birthplace Sydney, Australia Lives Blue Mountains, Australia Your organisation/community Museums and Galleries Foundation of NSW Profile I am a 2nd generation Australian born Chinese. After leaving high school I graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with … Continue reading
“I came to Australia to be with the love of my life.” Continue reading
From All Four Corners – Stories Of Migration To Wagga Wagga is a Museum of the Riverina exhibition researched in partnership with the NSW Migration Heritage Centre that celebrates, explores and captures the personal stories of migrants coming to Wagga … Continue reading
Coming from Macedonia to Australia Read the Macedonian version of this story Author: Michael Vrtkovski Storyteller: Peter Vrtkovski Community Language School: "Goce Delcev" Macedonian School, Newcastle Main School: Wirreanda PS Our son and daughter had already moved to Australia. We … Continue reading
» Read the Tagalog version of this story Author: Maria Christina Wallace Storyteller: Librada Bender Community Language School: The School of Philippine Studies Main School: Glendale High School Australia seemed such a nice place to live with my Australian husband. … Continue reading
Coming to Australia Read the Hindi version of this story Author: Siddanta Sharma Storyteller: Siddanta Sharma Community Language School: Indo-Aust Balbaparathi Vidyalaya-Hindi School Inc Main School: Waitara Public school We came seeking more opportunities From here to there My dwelling … Continue reading
Constance Nungulla McDonald 10 Stories From Bankstown As part of 10 Stories from Bankstown, Bankstown City Council’s Community Harmony project, Olivia interviews Constance Nungulla McDonald, honorary Aboriginal elder (by proxy) for the Bankstown area. Constance was born in the Kimberley … Continue reading
Meet David Hill and see the postcard he sent to his mum in England en route to Australia in 1959. Continue reading
Cultural background: Hungarian Place of origin: Budapest, Hungary Date of arrival: 1939 Desiderius Orban (26Nov1884 – 4Oct1986) – yesteryear’s migrant, a renowned Hungarian-born Australian painter, textile designer, & art teacher who started off in Australia as a humble but unknown … Continue reading
Devi Bala arrived in Australia in September 1972 from Jaffna, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) with her three children, to join her husband who had come earlier that year. Bookmark on DeliciousRecommend on FacebookShare with StumblersTweet about it
» Read the Spanish version of this story Author: Mikael Arroyo Storyteller: Mikael's parents Community Language School: Wollongong Spanish School Main School: Saint Joseph's Regional School Observations by my parents of differences between life in Spain and Australia. When my … Continue reading
Meet Domenico Sidonio and see the clock that woke him up for work in the
Snowy Mountains in 1953.
Meet Dorrie Portegies and see the ukulele her husband made in Indonesia in 1948.
Meet Douglas Dunley from Serbia and see his unused return visa from Communist Yugoslavia. Continue reading
Meet Draga Williams and see the first embroidery sampler she made in 1945 at a Displaced Persons’ camp in Egypt. Continue reading
Meet Edda Marcuzzi and see the remaining item from her 24-piece cutlery set.
Meet Eddie Baker and see his letter from the British Royal family in 1937, accepting he be named after the Duke of Windsor. Continue reading
Cultural background: Hungarian Place of origin: Budapest, Hungary Date of arrival: 1949 Egon Kunz was born into a prominent Budapest merchant family. Two devastating events marred his childhood: his parent’s divorce and the collapse of the family business Jozsef Kunz … Continue reading
Meet Eleonora Conolly and see her mother’s serviette ring from Serbia.
Meet Elisa Pizzuti and see the bust her husband sculpted of her in Italy in the late 1940s. Continue reading
10 Stories From Bankstown As part of 10 Stories from Bankstown, Bankstown City Council’s Community Harmony project, Sylwia interviews Elizabeth Collins*, a local resident. Of Irish ancestry, Elizabeth was born in north west Tasmania in 1921. Tell me about your … Continue reading
Meet Elizabeth Mergl and see the clock she used to time feeding her baby son as they fled from Hungary to Austria in 1944. Continue reading
Meet Esther Katz and see her boat tickets from South Africa to Australia in 1960.
Meet Eugenie Constantine and see her bronze plate from Egypt. Continue reading
Chinese migrants to the Tweed established themselves as market gardeners, banana growers, cooks, herbalists and shopkeepers. Personal stories and photos are recorded in this documentary.
A Tweed River Regional Museum and the NSW Migration Heritage Centre video.
Author: Federico Di Campli, Italian community , George Hanna Memorial Museum It was 1956. I was 21. I left Lanciano, Italy with one wooden suitcase full of my belongings. The Australian consulate was looking for workers to go to Australia … Continue reading
Meet Ferdi Boers and see the clarinet he brought over from Holland.
Name Frank L Scicluna Birthplace Vittoriosa, Malta Lives Adelaide, Australia Your organisation/community Maltese Community Council of South Australia Profile I was born in Vittoriosa (Birgu) Malta but spent most of my childhood and youth at Santa Venera. I migrated to … Continue reading
Meet Frederick Mayer and see the photograph albums documenting his life until in the 1950s. Continue reading
» Read the Italian version of this story Author: Michael Strazzari Storyteller: Silvano Strazzari Community Language School: Italian Community School, Newcastle Main School: Merewether Heights Primary School Silvano Strazzari, a member of the NSW Community Languages Schools Board is interviewed … Continue reading