It's My Story: Community

Alice Whitmore

Alice’s translation of Mariana Dimópulos’ novel ‘Imminence’ was a joint winner of the 2021 NSW Premier’s Translation Prize, sponsored by Multicultural NSW. 

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Shyamla Eswaran

My father arrived in Australia from Chennai (then Madras) in 1969 during The White Australia Policy. He met my mother while working as an accountant in Fiji in 1980. They…

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Yvi Henderson

I grew up in Switzerland and always loved travelling. In 1989, I had the opportunity to do a Young Farmer’s Exchange program to Australia. Every week I was on a…

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Luiza Knijnik

I was born in Brazil and lived there for part of my childhood, moving to Australia with my family in 2009 when I was six years old. We speak Portuguese…

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Grace Ho

In 1967, my parents each took lonely flights from Hong Kong to Sydney. They didn’t know each other at the time, but each carried two heavy suitcases filled with clothes…

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Omer Incekara

I was born in Istanbul, Turkey. My parents both spoke English and first immigrated to Australia when I was 11 years old. My dad had his own business and my…

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Esther Adeyinka

Esther was born in Nigeria and came to Australia in 2003. She was six years old when she migrated to Australia. It was an easy transition for her as a…

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Chamoun Bechara

Chamoun was born and grew up in Lebanon. He finished his primary and secondary education there and did a BA in Law before migrating. His parents still live in Lebanon…

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Waskam Emelda Davis

Waskam Emelda Davis is Founding Member and President/Chair of the not-for-profit community-based organisation Australian South Sea Islanders – Port Jackson. She is also the winner of the 2020 NSW Human…

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Daniel Nadebaum

Daniel Nadebaum is a passionate advocate for refugee resettlement. As part of the Walla Walla Refugee Resettlement Committee he helped welcome the first refugee family into their town. This is…

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Soryas Khero

Soryas came to Australia in 2016 and was a recipient of one of Multicultural NSW’s Interpreting Scholarships in 2019. She is now a certified interpreter. This is her story. When…

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Dr Saba Nabi

Before Saba Nabi became Doctor Saba Nabi, she grew up in Patna, Bihar, India then studied Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Management at Jamia Hamdard University in Delhi. She got married, travelled,…

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