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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Shoalhaven Voices From Faraway Places
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This volume comprises first person accounts of migrants 'from Iran, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the UK, the Philippines, Germany, Hungary, Silesia, West Prussia, Russia, Greece, South Africa, Holland, Siberia and Czechoslovakia, and one early story of migration [is] included because it reminds us of how many have been migrants in the past.' -- Editor's Introduction, p. vii.


  • 'The Shoalhaven has drawn many different people to it: those who fled persecution, those who came for love, those who came because they are adventurous and wanted to explore a different part of the world, those who came for the benefit of their children, and those who saw an opportunity for a new start, freedom and fresh air.

    'Some of these stories will make you laugh and some will break your heart but each story is particular and beautiful in its own way.' -- Back Cover


* Contents derived from the Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales,:Illawarra Multicultural Services , 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
New Year's Eve, Gitta Theiberger , single work autobiography (p. 1-3)
From Childhood in the Cultural Revolution to the Chinese Mind in Australia, Chen Qi , single work autobiography (p. 4-7)
Dimitri's Story, Irene Wilkie , single work biography (p. 8-9)
Our Road to Citizenship, Ben Dannecker , single work autobiography
As well as his family's experiences in Germany in World War II, and their migration to Australia, Dannecker writes of his work with Jindivik aircraft for the Defence Department at Jervis Bay, from 1989 to 1998.
(p. 10-13)
The Mind of a Migrant, Richelieu Du Plessis , single work autobiography (p. 14-18)
Emigration : Looking for the Dream, Ryan Van Mastrigt , single work autobiography (p. 19-23)
A Time to Change, Lisa Latifa Hunt , single work autobiography (p. 24-27)
Journey, Egbert Murawski , single work autobiography (p. 29-35)
The Hard Lesson, Krestina Oliver , single work short story humour (p. 36)
The Lemon in My Mother's Bag, Gitta Theiberger , single work autobiography (p. 37-38)
Before It's Too Late, Paul Merry , single work biography
This is the biography of Irina, the mother of Nathalie Tatarinoff, as told by Tatarinoff to Paul Merry. Merry also draws on Tubabao Russian Refugee Camp, Philippines 1949-1951 (Russian Historical Society in Australia, 1999).
(p. 39-49)
A Matter of Faith, Ruby Kargarian , single work autobiography
Kargarian writes of her and her family's experiences of repression in Iran, due to their Baha'i faith, and of the death of her son who was shot during an incident at Mt Druitt.
(p. 51-56)
Ellaheh's Story, Ruby Kargarian , Ellaheh , single work autobiography
Kargarian writes a first-person account of religious persecution in Iran as told to her in Persian by Ellaheh.
(p. 57-58)
Maryam's Story, Ruby Kargarian , Maryam , single work autobiography
Kargarian writes a first-person account of religious persecution in Iran as told to her by 'Maryam.'
(p. 60-62)
Glancing Behind, Looking Forward, Jack Keane , single work autobiography (p. 63-67)
The Story of a Successful Multicultural Marriage, Sandra Holzer , single work autobiography (p. 68-70)
Culture Clash - Round One, Maria Courtney , single work autobiography (p. 71-72)
Our Memoir of Migrating to Australia, Katharina Glaser , Gunter Glaser , single work autobiography (p. 73-77)
Love Story, Myrlab Matthews , single work autobiography (p. 79-81)
The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Alma Curran , single work autobiography (p. 82-83)

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