A Fair Go – Portraits of the Australian Dream

1999, Focus Publishing

50 years ago every Australian was technically a British citizen. The introduction of Australian citizenship in 1949 saw renewed pride in our country and in what it was to be an Australian. And for our many immigrants, the commitment expressed in coming to this land could now be proudly reflected with an Australian passport.

A Fair Go – Portraits of the Australian Dream commemorates the first 50 years of Australian citizenship by capturing the hopes, the dreams and the stark realities of what it is like to call a new country home. Seen through the eyes of some of our most prominent and successful immigrants, we relive those nervous first impressions of this vast brown land, experience the unique beauty of the Australian landscape anew, and reflect on the opportunities that this free and diverse nation offers its citizens.

Profiles include cosmetics entrepreneur Judit Korner, broadcaster Caroline Baum, boxer Kostya Tszyu, winemaker Wolf Blass, artist Judy Cassab, businessman Sir Arvi Parbo, designer Akira Isogawa and the Honourable Jim Spigelman QC, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW.


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