I am a bit of a citizen of the world, having been born in Germany to army parents. I grew up in England, Scotland and then mostly Ireland before a brief sojourn in Italy and a two year pit stop in Greece.
Like many Aussies, my heritage is from all sorts of places. While my father’s family is a mix of indigenous and convict ancestors, my mother’s parents came out to Australia in the late 1950s as the classic “10 pound poms”.
Like many 2nd generation Vietnamese Australians, my parents were refugees from Vietnam in the late 70’s. I was born in Palawan, a tiny island in the Philippines at the refugee camp where my parents stayed.