Anastasia and her husband lived in a village in Greece. One day a government official arrived to ask whether they would consider migrating to Australia.
They talked about it and decided that they had better take up this opportunity to improve their lives and provide opportunities for their children.
I am from a village which is called Tropeouhos. When a government office came to the village, he asked who wanted to migrate to Australia. When my husband asked me "What do you think, should we go to Australia?". I thought about it and answered "Better we go, because with work we can get on with life". So we decided to go.
We had an enjoyable trip on a boat called "Kirinia". We docked in Freemantle where we found two people from home. They told us not to worry about anything, that things would go well for us... and that we would see and love Australia.
We went to Bonegilla and there we found things very nice. They had small bungalows for us to live in, more than enough food and even a school for the children. After this we went to Sydney. I am very happy that I find myself in this land, this land that has embraced all the migrants. And that my children have grown and prospered and for this I am very thankful.
Australia: per forza e per amore
Yeni Hayat = New life
New life new country
My Second Home
Dad, I made it!
Loving Lebanon and Australia
The spaces in between
Where do I belong?
Heart of Otara
The story of an immigrant filmmaker
A Fishy Problem
My Beautiful Schwesters
Story education resources
Education Museum Victoria: Drama and Cultural Diversity
These resources for Years 2 - 12 students focus on immigration and cultural diversity through drama based activities. School-based activities are provided for before or after an excursion to the Immigration Museum , or may be used as an additional resource for teaching immigration and/or cultural diversity themes in classroom programs.
Education ACMI Generator - Immigration Stories
Diverse digital stories about the immigrant experience in Australia.
Immigrants who arrived in Australia from countries as varied as Ethiopa, Italy and Vietnam describe the sacrifices made, the experience of arriving in a new country and how immigration impacts on the next generation. Each digital story and theme is accompanied by education resources suitable for VELS 4-6.