Tell Us Your Story

Newcomers Network Tell Us Your Story Do you have a story you would like to share on the Newcomers Network website or in our Blog? We consider all submissions, but as an independent social enterprise, we prefer to publish original and exclusive content. We consider content suitable for advertisers and affiliates separately. You can either: Read more about Tell Us Your Story[…]

The Value Of Having Friends – From The Perspective Of An Ex-Newcomer

The Value Of Having Friends – From The Perspective Of An Ex-Newcomer By Maureen I am of Asian origin and migrated to Australia from Singapore at the age of twenty-five. It seemed like a dream move. I had a secure job with an Australian bank and accommodation arranged before I arrived. I was happy and ready Read more about The Value Of Having Friends – From The Perspective Of An Ex-Newcomer[…]

Moving Back To Melbourne From London

Moving Back To Melbourne From London By Jenny Five weeks before her thirtieth birthday, Jenny moved back to Melbourne after living in London for five and a half years. Here is her story… Five weeks ago, days before my thirtieth birthday, I returned to Melbourne after living in London for five and a half years. Living Read more about Moving Back To Melbourne From London[…]

Australian Expatriate Returns To Brisbane After 12 Years

Australian Expatriate Returns To Brisbane After 12 Years By Heidi Willis After living in the UK for nearly 12 years, Heidi felt burnt out and homesick for her friends and family in Australia. This is her story of returning home to Brisbane… I am returning to Australia in two months after a total of nearly 12 years Read more about Australian Expatriate Returns To Brisbane After 12 Years[…]

Living as a South African Emigrant in Perth

Living as a South African Emigrant in Perth By Irene de Bruyn Moving from South Africa to Perth, Irene constantly finds herself comparing the differences and similarities of both cultures as she settles in to her new life. This is her story… Comparing Cultures I suspect it irritates the inside out of Australians, but as an emigrant, Read more about Living as a South African Emigrant in Perth[…]

The Story Of A Trailing Spouse

The Story Of A Trailing Spouse By Ausra Larbey Packing up their children and their home, Ausra followed her husband from Australia to Norway and became a trailing spouse in the process. This is her story… I managed to become ‘a trailing spouse’ without realising it. Out of perpetual free spirited independent traveller whose decision Read more about The Story Of A Trailing Spouse[…]

Building A New Life In A New City

Building A New Life In A New City

Building A New Life In A New City By Sue Ellson Eleven years ago, Sue left her hometown of Adelaide and a large extended family to build a life of her own in Melbourne. This is her story… This month, it will be 11 years since I left my ‘home town’ of Adelaide. At what now Read more about Building A New Life In A New City[…]

Settling in to the Australian Life

Settling In To The Australian Lifestyle By Stephen Kuhn Posted on the Americans Down Under Yahoo Group on 25 November 2004 and reprinted here with permission – the first part is the original post by Sue Ellson and the second part is a response by Stephen… You may be interested to know that in our recent Read more about Settling in to the Australian Life[…]

My Life Of Luggage As A Trailing Spouse

My Life Of Luggage As A Trailing Spouse By Cheryl Ng Collett With a husband in the consulting business, Cheryl has packed up their belongings and moved around more times than she can count. This is her story… The phone rings and a voice on the other end tells my husband to get on the Read more about My Life Of Luggage As A Trailing Spouse[…]

A Chinese Migrant Finding Work In Australia

A Chinese Migrant Finding Work In Australia In November 2004, I was called on to provide some recruitment services for a friend and was very fortunate to interview Ms Tracy Nee. Unfortunately Tracy was not selected for the position, but since then, she has kept in touch, keeping me updated on her progress and even Read more about A Chinese Migrant Finding Work In Australia[…]