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 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

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

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

Jonathan Lopez, Spotswood

"My wife would often say that I'm a bit of a paradox being an Anglican minister, and also a boxing coach. So often I get that; people are surprised by the boxing aspect, and how that works with the ministry.” An audio clip from this interview with Jonathan Lopez: So what's a typical day like … Continue reading Jonathan Lopez, Spotswood