My Great-Grandad taught me that people are people no matter were they come from.
Rolf Heimann was born in 1940 in Dresden and grew up in East Germany. After he was expelled from the communist youth organisation, at 15 years of age, he escaped into West Germany. At 18 Rolf migrated to Australia.
Edna 'Addie' Miller of Belmont was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 19. Seventy years later she looks back on how much has changed in the field of diabetes management.
As children of Polish migrants or more correctly put “displaced persons”, we always associate our family history as being over there. Recently, it dawned on me that my family now has a 66 year history here.
Holocaust survivor Tuvia Lipson tells of how important it is that events are preserved and for people to be educated. That is the best way to prevent history repeating itself.
My father left Canton, China in 1937, leaving behind my two brothers & my sister.
My grandmother took me searching for the hermit’s cave the year I turned twelve, and my understanding of Australia, and my place in it, was irreversibly altered by the experience.
My grandfather had received the “Order of the white feather” as he had not gone to war. These white feathers were an “emblem of cowardice” for “chickens.” For men of this era, it was a mixed blessing - they were alive but besieged by confusion, guilt and societal expectation.
The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a volunteer run, not for profit, organisation that was established in 1945 and is comprised of branches of individual members who are passionate about children's and young adult literature.
It was a Legacy of love, a grand old lady left to a legend of underprivileged children.