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Growing up fast

Sometimes a crisis or change happens in our lives when we are still young. These new circumstances place pressure on us to adjust quickly. 

Why are we in such a hurry to grow up?

An Interview with Brigadier Keith Rossi

Keith Rossi

Keith served in World War II and later in Vietnam. In this story he gives a light-hearted account of how young men often lied about their ages in order to enlist in the army.

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How do communities respond to war?

An Interview with Warwick Johanson

Warwick Johanson

Warwick Johanson paints the picture of Australia under siege, the mobilisation of resources and the community during World War II.

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What traits do you need to be a resilient person?

Thank You for the Stories

Natascha Boehm

When Germany invaded Russia, Natasha's grandmother was taken prisoner by the Germans and forced to work. She became a mother while still in her teens.

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What helps us settle into another community?

The Provincial Connection

Giancarlo Faustini

Giancarlo left Italy in 1964 when he was 15 years old. He thought he may never see his home again.

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