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    Bas Wie the 'Kupang Kid'

    Bas Wie was an orphan who had survived the Japanese occupation of Timor during World War II. He worked in the...

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    Esther and Aldo Bongiorno - 'Migrants are special people'
    ... same time managing any possible adverse outcomes. it Italy Determination Commitment Self-...
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    Eddie & Irene Kinast
    ... from a world they knew through war, hardship, and a determination to improve things for their...
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    Science and engineering graduate, Zigmas Budrikis,24, is from Lithuania and is working for Masters degree. He is...

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    Lithuanian-born Zigma Budrikis, 24 (left) is doing research work for a degree as master of Engineering Science. He...

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    ... arrived in Australia eight years ago with little except determination and a ready smile. Now aged...
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    As Seveaino Chilo, from Venice, came down the gang plank to face Australia, a Customs Officer told him "You will do...

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    ... welcome. The obvious happiness of the migrants and their determination to make good in their new...
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    ... have. "You bring qualities of self reliance and pioneering determination to make good. In...
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    To anyone coming the 12000 miles from Europe to Australia, the first moments ashore can be bewildering and a little...