George Marley is an Irish Catholic convict transported to Australia who established the first school for Catholic Students in Hunter St Parramatta. He speaks about his mission to ensure that Catholic children had a school of their own.
In 1959, Lucio Pennestri is a young 16-year old migrant student. He is a child of Italian migrants fleeing Europe after the war he arrived in Australia in 1956. He talks about settling in Australia and attending school in a new country.
John Khoury is a young Lebanese teacher at Cerdon College Merrylands. He is 21 years old. He speaks of his experience of teaching at Cerdon and the multicultural students at his schools. Like many young people at a time of mass demonstrations against the Vietnam War, he is an active member of Catholics for Peace and a Maronite Catholic.
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