30 March 2017
Know Your Nation spent time with 11 Kwinana locals to find out about where they grew up and what brought them here. Know Your Nation has broken down the material gathered into a series of short stories, 9 audio stories and 2 written stories. The result is a beautiful, eclectic collection illustrating the luck of the modern community. Of course, sometimes the stories illustrate the luck of the individual. But overall the collection speaks to the fortune of the community collectively.
The most dynamic communities are those made up of people with different experiences, backgrounds and skillsets. It is clear from this cross section of people in Kwinana that our community has the potential to be one of the most dynamic in the region.
These stories had their first public screening on Harmony Day 2017, and are now here for you to share and enjoy.
Ann’s storyClick here to read Ann's story.
Jane’s storyClick here to read Jane's story.
I love Kwinana because it is quiet. I love the community because I feel like a real member of it. I believe that everyone should come together and be open about their passions and their thoughts – what you like and what you don’t like – so that the community gets closer and better understands each other. To all Thai people in Australia, think about who you represent and what you want. Go and be independent and make the most of yourself.
There are so many things to do. I do heaps of stuff here, I love it. It is growing so lovely. I love it every day more and more. It’s an industrial city so there’s good income here. I’ve been back to my country many times but each time I feel more at home back in Australia. There is more respect here, it is cleaner. This is my place.