Celebrating Australia’s Cultural Diversity
I belong to a multicultural family.
My parents were welcomed to Australia as refugees from Nazi Austria. One of my husband’s parents was from the UK and the other was a 4th generation Australian. Our daughter was adopted from South Korea and is married to a Spaniard. Our son works in Japan and his girlfriend is from Vietnam.
We are all Australian!
I feel very lucky to be part of this diverse and largely tolerant Australian society. Standing on Town Hall station each week reinforced this feeling. I saw people of many cultures standing together, going about their day without conflict or fear.
I photographed these people to remind myself and others that this rich cultural diversity is one of Australia’s great strengths and has made us what we are today.
I hope that understanding and tolerance will continue to grow in our multicultural Australian society.
Judy Watman 2019