Heather Anne Bloom, Brunswick

"Australia gave me a second chance at realising my potential." An audio snippet from this interview with Heather Anne:  Heather Anne, could you start by giving us a sense of a typical day for you? A typical day for me since recent illness forced me to slow down a bit would be getting up rather … Continue reading Heather Anne Bloom, 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

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

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

Sohila Zanjani, Mount Eliza

Sohila Zanjani Photograph © David Brewster 2014  “I think, every little step counts: every programme on SBS or ABC that encourages people to embrace and celebrate difference, rather than be fearful, because fear is destructive. I think Scattered Pearls does that.” Sohila Zanjani and David Brewster have recently published Sohila’s memoir, Scattered Pearls: Three generations … Continue reading Sohila Zanjani, Mount Eliza

Jenny Kim, North Coburg

"Maybe someone who didn’t know me, like someone I met in the park, would be surprised I have a clinic and own a business. They might be surprised: ‘Wow! How? You’ve been here only ten years!’” An audioclip from this interview with Jenny Kim: So, describe for me a typical day. Okay, so my routine. … Continue reading Jenny Kim, North Coburg