Multiculturalism

My twins were finishing their projects on “Multiculturalism in Australia” today, they have both worked really hard and produced two very impressive posters that depict Multiculturalism in Australia and all that that represents.

I couldn’t help thinking how fortunate we are to be exposed to so many different cultures, food, traditions, we really are a lucky nation and I’m so glad our children are being taught to appreciate this.

Multiculturalism is in my blood. My mother is Greek Orthodox, born in Turkey, she married my father who is half Greek half German, Catholic, also born in Turkey, they then immigrated to Australia in the late nineteen sixties where they lived and raised a family for sixteen years, wanting to be closer to family they decided to pack up and move to Athens Greece for 10years until finally returning back to Australia for good.

I have grown up knowing many different cultures, two religions. I consider myself to be very fortunate indeed.

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17 thoughts on “Multiculturalism

  1. We are truly blessed to live at this point in history I think and like you I truly appreciate and I am in awe of the sheer Breadth and Beauty of the Multiculturalism that exists where I live.

    Wonderful blog thank you and God bless you for sharing 🙂

  2. I was raised in New York City. USA. When I started elementary school, it was exciting to meet children from other countries. I called my class “the league of nations!” I learned about my classmates’ eating habits, and we shared different foods at lunch time. It is one of the highlights of my life to have shared that time with those children.

  3. I swear I didn’t know Australia to be such a melting pot.. The US yes, Australia no… It’s wonderful!

  4. Over here multiculturism is the norm rather than exception. Our old family photographs looked like a UN promotional spot. Once we assembled a group shot of the family and counted the ethnicities: Irish, Japanese, Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese, Norwegian, Ukrainian, & Chamorro. Just a usual mixed up Hawaii family!

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