Hannan’s grandmother was a wise woman and a great storyteller who told ghost stories to young Hannan when they lived in Sudan.
My grandmother was a business woman. She traded herbs and spices.
I will help her in the market, after she will tell me stories about her own life and ghost stories. My grandmother could tell something of the future. She told me one day, “when you grow up, someone will come from far away, from your father country, to marry you”. Everyone knew her because she was ‘imrahaikim’ (?)(wise woman).
My grandmother call me “ben benty” (daughter of my daughter). We were very close. When I was 15 my grandmother died. The woman said she passed away. I felt cool wind that washed over my body.
As my grandmother predicted I married a man from south(?). Now I have my own children. I tell my children a lot of stories about my mother. Sometimes I tell them stories about my grandmother. How she could see the future.
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.