“Brisbane must be a terrible place because everyone got off in Melbourne and Sydney.”

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Maddelena Marcoionni talks to her daughter, Tina, and grand daughter, Gia, about leaving Italy after the war and heading to Australia with her husband, child and the promise of a bulldozer.

Recorded in Eumundi, Queensland

“He said to me, ‘Now close your eyes and don’t think about the dog.’”

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Graeme (Curly) Harris recalls making friends with an aboriginal man, and their meeting with a dingo, during a time of segregation.

 

Recorded in Eumundi, Queensland

“Thank you ASIO for keeping a lovely biography of my father.”

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Jason Costoulas invites his mother, Elly, to talk about the blacklisting of his father during the Menzies era.

Recorded in Caloundra, Queensland

“How do you tax people for Bunyas?”

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Justine and Richard Newport reminisce about what it was like living in and around Maleny in the 1980s.

Recorded in Maleny, Queensland

“They started throwing lollies over the wire at us and calling and waving.”

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 Husband and wife and survivors of the world war two London bombings, Terry and Valerie Brown, talk about the time young Terry first saw German prisoners of war.

Recorded in Bundaberg, Queensland

“They really couldn’t understand what our relationship was all about.”

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Turkish-born Zafer Sarac and his Australian-born wife of 20 years, Vikki, remember struggling to have their cross-cultural marriage accepted by Zafer’s parents.

Recorded in Caboolture, Qld

“There were six little humpies and they were all made from tin carted from the tip.”

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 Lola talks to her friend, Brad, about her memories of her family and what it was like growing up in the aboriginal camp in Payne Street, Bundaberg.

Recorded in Bundaberg, Queensland

“I think we were all goodie two shoes at school.”

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Young Kirsten Buckholz talks with her mother, her grandmother and her great grandmother about school life in the Bundaberg region over four generations.

Recorded in Bundaberg, Queensland

“We had a little ceremony where we burnt her clothes.”

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Husband and wife, Geoffrey and Jane Smith, discuss the profound experience they had when visiting  Tanna Island in French Polynesia and discovering Janes mother’s people.

Recorded in Bundaberg, Queensland

“The river was on fire…. The fish were gasping for breath.”

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 Long time Bundaberg resident, Austin Whitaker, talks about the rum distillery fire in the 30s and the changes he’s seen in the Burnett River.

Recorded in Bundaberg, Queensland