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It’s Not Easy to Hear

Aug 23, 2018 - The New York Times

Australia Diary collects reader stories reflecting Australia’s unique character. Want to share your story, photo, poem or video? Email nytaustralia@nytimes.com

When I arrive at Orara High School in Coffs Harbour with my colleagues from Sydney Story Factory, I can see that the teacher, Alex Riske, have brought together a large group of students, most enrolled in the intensive English program. It's clear that they are refugees or migrants, and even though that's also my history, what must ...