“After growing up as an orphan in Lebanon, I fled to Australia as soon as I could and joined the Australian army. Back then, immigrants were encouraged to come over and make a fresh start. I eventually brought my wife over and we started a family. I now breathe by my two lungs - Lebanon and Australia.”
Aisyah, 20, born in Malaysia with English heritage.
Rai, 45, born in Mauritius.
Balder, 29, born in the Netherlands.
“Over here, it's pretty similar to the Dutch culture - how easy-going Aussies are. It felt like home straight away.”
"在这里，和荷兰文化非常相似 - 随和的澳大利亚人。这立刻感觉就像回到了家。"
Susan, 55, born in New Zealand.
Luke, 25, born in New Zealand with Australia, Chinese, and Maori-Rarotongan heritage.
Clair, 25, born in the Philippines.
Venus, 29, born in the Philippines.
Raluca, 31, born in Romania.
“My parents decided to leave Romania when I was eight years old to get away from the oppressive communist regime. I’ve been here since, and I love the beach and the lifestyle. I just don’t think it gets better anywhere else in the world.”
“The weather’s a big plus over here, coming from Scotland. I love the beaches. But I also love the ski down in Tasmania, it’s incredible! Also, there’s so much more here in terms of skill and opportunity.”
Cynthia, 17, born in Australia with Sri Lankan heritage.
Peter, 47, born in Australia with Scottish heritage.
Serdar, 39, born in Australia with Turkish heritage.
Sunflower, 35, born in Australia with Lebanese, Aboriginal and Chinese heritage.
“I love that there are so many activists here that work for the social justice causes. I know for example that we’re seen as anti-refugee, but there are so many people working against that, and I love it!”