Frank, Oak Park

“…all the sunny weather here. I know, living in Melbourne, that is a hard thing for people to understand, but if you lived in Germany or central Pennsylvania where most days it's going to be cloudy or raining or snowing, it's really very different and very positive…” An audio snippet from this interview with Frank:  … Continue reading Frank, Oak Park

The Colombians, Glen Eira, Part Three

“The taste was different for everything.” An audio snippet from this interview with Colombianito:  Let's tell the readers a little bit about you. How old are you? Nine years old. I've spoken to your mother and father and I know that you have a sister. How old is she? She is 2 ½. Okay. So … Continue reading The Colombians, Glen Eira, Part Three

Thomas Weston, Brunswick

“We see diversity but we don’t see the soul, the heart of people; that would be great.” An audio snippet from this interview with Thomas:  So perhaps you could start by giving me a sense of a typical day for you? A typical day for me. I wake up probably about 530 in the morning, … Continue reading Thomas Weston, Brunswick

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

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

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