“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

“We saw these three handsome Australian airmen… and I said jokingly, ‘I’ll have that one in the middle.’”

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Sarah McCarthy talks to her daughter about meeting Ted, her husband-to-be, and what it was like to set sail for Australia as a war bride.

Recorded in Caloundra, Queensland