Refugee Stories

Refugees have been coming to Australia since the early 19th century.

They are our neighbours, co-workers and friends. They contribute to our economy, social development and cultural diversity, reinforce our humanitarian values and provide a connection to other parts of the world. These selected Australian stories use images, spoken and written word to share the lives of refugees who have come to Australia, from different parts of the world, at different times in history, and made this country their home.

 

Gus

 

 

Gus

Austria, 1939

Bob

BobHungary, 1957

Otto
 

Otto

Hungary, 1957

Cuc

Cuc

Vietnam, 1978

Lucie

Lucie

Czechoslovakia, 1981

Roberto

Roberto

El Salvador, 1996

Maimun

Maimun

Somalia, 1999

Yusuf

Yusuf

Somalia, 1999

David

David

South Sudan, 2004

Ayuel

Ayuel

Sudan, 2006

Pierre

Pierre

Congo, 2006

Kyaw

Kyaw

Burma, 2009