Share your story
Every person’s story has its own unique thread and we are interested in everyone’s experiences. We are hopeful that as many people as possible will contribute their stories to this website to honour their journeys, to build community and to inspire others.
Before you share your story it may be a good idea to start by reading some of the other stories already recorded on this website. This will give you a sense of relevant content and techniques to keep your readers engaged.
Please note that your story will be limited to 4,500 characters.
If you are looking for some inspiration, you might find the following ideas helpful:
|Origin||Perhaps provide a brief overview of the person’s homeland, family life, education. Consider exploring the reasons behind them leaving their homeland and their decision to settle in Australia.|
|Journey||For many the journey itself was rich with imagery and emotion.
Perhaps explore the means of travel, the length of the trip, the hardships faced, the emotions experienced (fear and trepidation, awe and excitement).
|Australia||Engage the reader with reflections on their first impressions of their new home. Explore key moments and experiences in their lives in Australia (births, deaths, marriages). Look for magic in the everyday (school, friendships, work, meals). Perhaps identify any successes and challenges they may have encountered.|
There is now also an option to upload a photograph or share a short video (no more than five minutes) to accompany your story.