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- United Kingdom(Mitchell Librarian 1993-2001, Associate Director State Records NSW 2001-2008 and Director State
- Australia'It has not been easy for organised world opinion in the United Nations or elsewhere to act direc
- GermanyIt was five years after the worst global conflict ever had come to its end, when Father had manag
- ItalyThe MV Roma went on to Melbourne and then arrived in Sydney at 2.35pm on Thursday 11 October 1951
- ItalyWhen they first arrived in Melbourne, Mum and her family lived in North Essendon for a short time
- GreeceBy the 1960s the Australian government began to address the growing gender imbalance by actively
- NetherlandsI (Frans Alexander Udo) was born on March 29 1950 in Amsterdam Holland.
- VietnamOperation Babylift was the name given to the mass evacuation of children from South Vietnam to nu
- NetherlandsHenk Wolswinkel, the youngest of 13 Wolswinkel children, boarded the Dutch migrant ship Johan van
- LatviaOtto Kampe, the 250,000th refugee to arrive in Australia post-World War II, landed with his wife
- NetherlandsIt all began when I was at secondary school where I had to do a project on one of the continents.
- Czech RepublicVoitre Marek, an artist now with works at the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gal
- Czech RepublicThe Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968 ended a period of democratic reform and led to an
- GermanyAs a teenager, seventeen at my last birthday, I had my own cabin aboard.
- NetherlandsLike many new arrivals, Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre was the Wolswinkels' firs
- United KingdomMy father Alexander was sixty five years old when he and my mother Susan decided to migrate to Au
- GermanyMum and Dad came from Ulm in southern Germany.
- IndonesiaBas Wie was an orphan who had survived the Japanese occupation of Timor during World War II.
- AustraliaMum and Dad have achieved so much in their lives, but nothing bought them as much joy as their am