#355 Where Are You From


Asking ‘where are you from?’ can be loaded. It can cast doubt on whether or not someone belongs to where they are now. But so many Australians were born in another country. And their journey to becoming Australian has had both highs and lows.

‘Pedal To The Metal’ by Allison Chan

Dean grew up in Croatia, when it was part of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It’s an area that witnessed war and ethnic tensions. It was also home to a small band of metal lovers, which wrote a letter to the Motorhead fan club in the mid-1980s.

Thanks to Gregory J Thorsby, EJ Janse van Rensburg and Millie Lee for production assistance.

Music: ‘Hells Bells’ by AC/DC, ‘War Pigs’ by Black Sabbath, ‘Wanted Dead Or Alive’ by Bon Jovi, ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ by The Rolling Stones, ‘Paradise City’ by Guns And Roses 

‘Journeys’ by Devana Senanayake

When Devana Senanayake moved to Australia for university, she did not expect a challenging experience at every step of her journey. She spoke to 3 other immigrants to understand their reasons for relocation, the journeys they took and their first taste of Australia.

Sound designer and composer: Riley McCullagh

Supervising Producers: Selena Shannon and Allison Chan

Additional thanks to Lella Cariddi (of Multicultural Arts Victoria) and 3CR in Melbourne for their support.

Music: ‘Hope’ by Riley McCullagh, ‘A Faster Pace’ by Riley McCullagh, Turn Around And See’ by Riley McCullagh, ‘A Child Is Born’ (Thad Jones) by Riley McCullagh, ‘Contemplative Mood’ by Riley McCullagh

‘Journeys’ is part of a three-part series, ‘The Modern Odyssey’, by Devana. Stay tuned for them in future episodes.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Elina Godwin with Sarah O’Malley

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Joey Csunyo