This photo shows the changes that have taken place in Sydney and, in particular, my little part of it, over the past 45 years. When my family and I migrated from England as "10 pound Poms" in the early 1960s we came to a "white Australia" and an area predominantly populated by post war European migrants. In the ensuing years I've watched as the area became home to migrants from the former Yugoslavia then became what's sometimes described as a town in southen Lebanon.
Happy New Year! and may the changes you make during 2010 work out as well as they have for most migrants who came to this country seeking a fresh start and a better life.