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By Myra Jean Bourke, Jean Bourke, Susanne Holzknecht, Annie Bartlett

Having a full of life curiosity within the lives of Australia's most modern migrants, the compilers of this anthology interviewed ten ladies from numerous Asia-Pacific nations. the result's this attention-grabbing number of tales within which the ladies proportion their emotions in addition to the proof in their lives.

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On the plane she met 34 Catholic by Baptism, Buddhist by Culture a young Australian girl and struck up a conversation. When Mum discovered that the girl didn’t have much money and hadn’t made plans for accommodation, she invited her to stay in our home in Gyogon. At Rangoon airport Mum was greeted by my niece and her husband. The Australian girl was tagging along behind her. When my niece asked who the girl was, Mum innocently told them that she’d invited her to come and stay. My niece then had to apologise to the girl and explain that this would be impossible, because of the political situation.

Within minutes, however, I am covered with mosquito bites. I go to Da Lat up in the mountains because my mother has talked so fondly of the place. But either the place has changed or there’s a real difference between my mother’s and my aesthetics. 18 Weaving a Double Cloth To get there, I have bought a local bus ticket in Ho Chi Minh City from a company that caters for backpackers and foreigners. Many of the tourists are Vietnamese. I feel more comfortable during this trip — it is like a special little adventure that we all share.

They took him away. The Japanese told us that he was in the gaol at Maymyo. My poor mother used to go every evening with a good meal for him. She went to great lengths to get eggs to make the custards he loved. Later she found out that someone else must have been enjoying the meals — Dad had been taken to Mandalay gaol. Months later he just walked into our house unannounced. When Mum got over the shock, she boiled a huge pot of water. She had him take his clothes off and she practically parboiled him to try to get rid of the body lice.

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