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- GreeceThe selection officer who interviewed Vassiliki Daflou in Athens described her as ‘just an averag
- AustraliaMum and Dad have achieved so much in their lives, but nothing bought them as much joy as their am
- NetherlandsFifty years after their arrival, the Wolwinkels held a family reunion in Gumbuya Park, Victoria,
- MaltaMy husband and I had never travelled overseas before we migrated to Australia.
- NetherlandsWhile Jan died in December 2010 and Nieske only six months later, their legacy in Tasmania remain
- AustraliaThe first entry into mainland Australia by Torres Strait Islanders from the Torres Strait began i
- ItalyMilestone migrants received a lot of fanfare on arrival to Australia, and for Antonia Bellomarino
- ItalyMario Cerasani was born on 9 June 1930 in San Benedetto dei Marsi in the Abruzzo region of Italy.
- GermanyAs a teenager, seventeen at my last birthday, I had my own cabin aboard.
- Sri LankaThe Colombo Plan, launched in 1951, was an intergovernmental program designed to strengthen relat
- HungaryIn exchange for assisted passage to Australia, Laszlo was required to fulfil a two-year work cont
- ItalyIn July, 1977, Mum's family came to pick us up and take us to Tullamarine Airport as we were on o
- Sri LankaI am an only child born to a mother who has nine siblings and one live-in cousin and a father wit
- United Kingdom(Mitchell Librarian 1993-2001, Associate Director State Records NSW 2001-2008 and Director State
- AustraliaHe found me a private room in his mission hall.
- ChinaMy father was born in Chandaochedzy, Manchuria; my mother in Chingan, Manchuria and I was born in
- LuxembourgThe main kitchen was huge, next to the kitchen, in a shed was a giant steam producing machine, th
- AustraliaDad and Mum met on Australia Day 1965, just after Dad had come back from Frankston beach with his
- NetherlandsIn 1960 Cornelis and Adriana Zevenbergen with their sons Kees and Addo moved into their own three
- AustraliaIn their new home, they planted lots of fruit trees and vegetable plants and lived off the garden