Karien Dekker, Thornbury

"I was teaching social planning … I've gotten used to the Australian-English accent but in my first weeks I had real trouble understanding some of the [students], especially those from regional Victoria." "Because I do so much research about how disruptive migration can be for your networks, I was very much aware of the dangers." … Continue reading Karien Dekker, Thornbury

Ellie Scott, Kangaroo Ground, Part Two

“There is a vision in the book of Revelation which I love - in the Bible - that talks about how around the throne of God in heaven there are people of every tongue, tribe, language and people group.” “Every cross-cultural experience you have makes you richer.” “I would just like to encourage people to … Continue reading Ellie Scott, Kangaroo Ground, Part Two

Ellie Scott, Kangaroo Ground, Part One

“I remember hospitality being a big thing in our family and it wasn’t until probably university when I realised that wasn’t normal for a lot of people.” “I wish I was better at picking up sarcasm. You’d think I’d be better at it by now.” In this episode, part one of a two-part conversation, Sharon … Continue reading Ellie Scott, Kangaroo Ground, Part One

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

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