romulus my father quotes table

Topics: Immigration, Europe, Australia Pages: 2 (449 words) Published: November 17, 2014
“Romulus, My Father” by Raimond Gaita Khoa V 11A PLUS
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“…he was happiest in his workshop, spending little time at Frogmore.” Page. 97

“Though the landscape is one of rare beauty, to a European or English eye it seems desolate, and even after more than forty years my father could not become reconciled to it. He longed for the generous and soft European foliage, but the Eucalypts of Baringhup, scraggy except for the noble red gums on the river bank, seemed symbols of deprivation and barrenness.” Page. 14

“Migrants who came on assisted passages were required to work for two years wherever they were sent, on jobs of the government’s choosing.” Page. 11

“He only took pleasure in the esteem of those whom he knew to be deserving to judge him and his work.” P 99

“Those were the days before multiculturalism – immigrants were tolerated, but seldom accorded the respect they deserved.” Page. 100

“His interest was not in making money. It was philanthropic. He wanted to build a factory devoted to providing humane conditions for its workers.” Page. 67

“Both Hora and my father were appreciative of the tolerance shown to them by Australians, and both knew it to be greater than could be expected in most European nations.” Page. 100

“In his sighs I heard our isolation and for the first time I felt estranged from the area.” Page. 119

“Our life at Frogmore was Spartan, but I never felt that we were poor, although I think we were judged so by others.” Page. 53 “For a long time he found it hard to fully believe that there could exist such freedom and tolerance as he found in Australia.” Page. 100

He complained that one could not just drop in on Australians and talk freely for hours; one had, as he put it, always to ‘make an appointment.’” Page. 170 “Those were the days before multiculturalism – immigrants were tolerated, but seldom accorded the respect they deserved.”...
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