Day 23: Wagga Wagga

I was amazed by the many various agencies and groups that were representatives in welcoming us to Wagga Wagga! I am inspired by the wonderful initiatives in settling and welcoming refugees into this council. Encouraged by meeting Sudanese, Chin, Afghanistan, and Iranians who came this afternoon and evening! This is great!
Tri Nguyen is hauling a large model of the boat in which his family fled from Vietnam in 1982 from Melbourne to Canberra. He stopped in Wagga and was officially welcomed at St John's Anglican Church. He is pictured with his son Noah. Picture: Les Smith


"And I wish you all the best for your future lives in this country, yourselves and your children, that in Australia your best hopes and aspiration for the future will be realised." MALCOLM FRASER, PRIME MINISTER 1975-1983:

"If we listen closely enough to the stories of others, an alternative story will emerge which will allow for the transformation to take place." Brueggemann?

"…nobody can change stories unless an alternative story is made richly available with great artistry, love, and boldness." Brueggemann?