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The Colombians, Glen Eira, Part Two

"Australia is bigger than extremisms and I just hope that we all remember that."   An audio snippet from this interview with Colombiano:  So, Colombiano, perhaps you could start by describing for me a normal, typical day for you? I will divide it into a typical weekday and a typical weekend day. They are very … Continue reading The Colombians, Glen Eira, Part Two

The Colombians, Glen Eira, Part One

We follow the Hawks in footy. If they're on TV we watch the game, even if they're losing - it’s a nightmare if they are losing - but it is good, we share time and we say, ‘Come on!! Come on!!’  An audio snippet from this interview with Colombiana:   Colombiana, perhaps you could start by … Continue reading The Colombians, Glen Eira, Part One

Reita Mason, Brunswick

“He came here because of Donald Bradman. He was a little boy, listening on the radio in India, to the Bodyline series, and he never forgot that.”   An audio snippet from this interview with Reita: Perhaps you could start by giving us a sense of a typical day for you. Do you know, because … Continue reading Reita Mason, Brunswick

Simon Kerr, Brunswick

"There are a lot of things I really like about the social progressiveness of New Zealand. It can do things a lot more rapidly than Australia. Australia’s a markedly conservative country in its own way…" An audio snippet from this interview with Simon:  So perhaps you could give us a sense of what a typical day … Continue reading Simon Kerr, Brunswick

Sam Haouchar, Taylors Lakes

“I’m also studying entrepreneurship and innovation … I feel like I’ve found my calling”. "Every time I think about it, the word blessed comes to mind. We have access to education, work opportunities, empowerment, freedoms that were not available to my parents and to many people in other countries.” An audio snippet from this interview … Continue reading Sam Haouchar, Taylors Lakes

Jonathan Lopez, Spotswood, Part Two

“Even as young as 13, it didn’t sit well with me to treat people differently. That’s that Aussie culture influencing me, but also the same threads of respect and hospitality, and they were pretty much engraved in me wherever I went in the world, whether it was the Philippines or other places, that general sense … Continue reading Jonathan Lopez, Spotswood, Part Two

Glenn Loughrey, Glen Iris

“A typical day as a priest or a typical day as an indigenous priest? Or a typical day as a person who is finding their identity within both priestly vocation and the fact that they're indigenous as well? It's a big set of questions.” An audio clip from this interview with Glenn: Perhaps you could … Continue reading Glenn Loughrey, Glen Iris