Generations standing side by side for the ANZAC’S

By Mischeline King

As I stood back and watched the flow of people, young and old make their way to the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, it struck me the perception of this day varies across all age groups and that we all stood there on that frosty morning all with different insights on what this day means, but stood for the same reason.

There were young children no older than five years, draped in the Australian Flag, War Veterans adorned with their medallions and people like me watching on, admiring the diverse range of age groups all there to pay their respects.

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Abu’s Story

By Abdul Qadir Bukhari
Edited by Marine Pintena

It is often a monumental task on deciding where to begin when asked to comment on a man’s life who has accomplished so much. I guess a good way to begin would be to look at parts of his character that has influenced and inspired me. One thing above all that I found particularly spectacular about him is his ability to socialize and mingle with individuals in all four corners of the globe.

At a time when racial segregation and racial prejudice were repent, he ventured from a village that was so insignificant that it would not even appear on most maps of India, with nothing more than the will to thrive leaps and bounds. It is his trustworthy personality and his honesty that opened various doors.

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Vox Pop

If you could turn back time what advice would you tell your younger self?

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We Now Call Australia Home

By Mischeline King

Pat and Malcolm Howe or ‘Nanna and Pop’ as I know them, originate from the old town of Gateshead in England but now call Australia home. They share their story on what it was like as a young couple with a family to move half way around the world.

“In Gateshead we lived in a tight knit community where everyone knew everyone. All the kids in the street went to school together and played together after school or if we were at work. That’s the kind of lifestyle we were used to, but we wanted a change,” they said.

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By Jamie- Lee Dwyer

As a child, I always thought of my Grandfather as an old man, who had never been a kid and instead had always been an old man. Now I’m an adult and not quite as naive anymore, I understand my Grandfather actually had a childhood and his very own life long before I came along. Recently, he gave me permission to write about his life. Hearing about his childhood in Echuca, listening to war stories, and being told about his time with the Flying Doctors Service were some of my highlights. It’s fair to say he took me back to a simpler time.

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Norma Teys

By Helana Tulloch

Norma Teys was born in County Durham, England and shares what it was like growing up in Europe during the war.

“Living in London during the war as an only child, Mum and Dad would be at work so the only thing I could do after school was go by myself to the shelters and wait as the planes flew overhead. Because my Father was a builder I went to 11 schools in 10 years,” she says.

“When I was fifteen… we decided to leave London because Mum had a brother who lived up in Bowen in North Queensland and he just thought it would be a better life for me,”

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