People Project

Kerime Cokelek's Story

Kerime Cokelek's Story

Meagan Phillips - Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Kerime Cokelek was born in the city of Alaca in TurkeyKerime Cokelek and
migrated to Australia with her parents and three siblings in 1970,
when she was 9 years old.

Initially her family had planned to live and work in Australia for two years to save money, before returning to Turkey...

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Meet Macy Azar

Meet Macy Azar

Meagan Phillips - Wednesday, September 05, 2018


When Macy migrated from Iran to Australia in 2011, she arrived as a skilled migrant with a successful career working as a metallurgy engineer. 

Born in Iran’s capital, Tehran, she lived and worked in the cosmopolitan city until the decision was made to move to Australia with her family. 

Soon after settling into her new life, she found a job in her field and started...

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Introducing Kha Tran

Introducing Kha Tran

Meagan Phillips - Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Kha Tran was just 12 years old when he and his father left Vietnam on a 5 day and 5 night boat trip, leaving behind his mother and four siblings.

His father had been a journalist before the fall of Saigon, and was forced to leave due to persecutions directed to people who had any connection with the former...

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