This day marks great loss, and great gift

My grandparents were boat people. Not asylum seekers, specifically, but they did arrive by boat, and they’d left a dictatorship in Spain that prevented the expression of culture and political beliefs. They were lucky in that they wanted to be in Australia at the same time that Australia wanted them.

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