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

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

Hugo, Wodonga

“So here I see a lot of loneliness which fosters a lot of other issues, especially mental issues. As a psychologist, I can see it clearly.”   An audio clip from this interview with Hugo:   So, what's a typical day like for you? Going to work. I come into the office every morning, take … Continue reading Hugo, Wodonga

Franca, North Coburg

"I used to have lots of fights at school because I didn't like being called a wog. I'm just the same as you. Trying to explain was very hard because the language wasn't there." An audio clip from this interview with Franca: What is a typical day like for you? I get up and have … Continue reading Franca, North Coburg

Jose Luis, Preston

"Life is less social here. Not because Spanish people are more social by character but because of how we live in big cities. Here we all have our own separate houses. In Spain, if you live on the fourth floor of an apartment building, and there are four apartments on each floor, you have to … Continue reading Jose Luis, Preston