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‘Immigrant town’ – ABC News

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With half of its population born overseas, this suburb is a living snapshot of the highs and lows of chasing the Australian dream.

By Samuel Yang

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A photo of the corner of Terminus and Macquarie streets in the early 1960s.
The corner of Macquarie and Terminus streets in the early 1960s.
The corner of Macquarie and Terminus streets now.
The corner of Macquarie and Terminus streets now.

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“Am I going to be OK there in Australia? Am I going to be able to learn the language and make friends and fit into the community?”

These are some of the questions Iraqi refugee Zinah al-Haidari was asking herself as her family prepared to move 13,000 kilometres around the world to New South Wales back in 2013.

A photo of Zinah on her computer.
Zinah al-Haidari

“Because I’m from a minority religious…



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