In the 1960’s, life in the quaint and traditional town of Leone, located in the south of Italy, was humble, modest and limited. Vince Formato was born and raised in the picturesque town, along side his large family of seven, which consisted of two older brothers and two younger
This is a story of how I came to be in this country, after my grandparents both immigrated to Australia from foreign countries.
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.
This is the story of how I came to live in Melbourne, gaining permanency and a sense of belonging.
The story of the journey William Humphrey and his family took was passed down through my family. Particularly the part of been lost at sea and the men wanting to kill the Albatrosses which was against seafaring lore.
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.
A short story of my arrival in Australia, and how I would eventually call this beautiful land my home.
A story about the struggle of being a refugee in a strange country and the way Australia gave such migrants a new life.