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Coming Soon: The Full Circle Podcast – Distance and devastation

A new sample from our upcoming podcast series!

The first episode of Full Circle will launch on Monday the 2nd of October, and all other episodes will be released fortnightly. Find them here on our website, or on SoundCloud under WesterlyMagazine.

Andrea’s story

I remember [my grandparents] just being devastated once we went through customs.

Andrea’s grandparents feared it would be the last time they ever saw her again. Australia was much too far for them to journey to, especially as they were grew older.

And whilst she did eventually spend time with them again, for Andrea it was never the same—she always felt that she had missed out on having ‘the grandparent relationship.’

Check out Andrea’s story, and others like hers, in the Full Circle Podcast series.

Please follow this link to the podcast if the embedded SoundCloud file is not shown:

Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the project and the conditions in which the interviews were conducted, sound levels do vary, and listeners may need to adjust volume as necessary. Please consider it a mark of the authenticity of the material!

Image credit: Immigrants for Australia, August 1949, 1983-5236/14190/1, Diary Herald Archive at the National Media Museum, https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/8416663904. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).


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