Do you know your heritage?
Kerry Buerckner: My mother’s parents were from Ireland and she was born in New Zealand. My father’s parents were from England, but I think he was born in Australia. I was born in Parkes.
Bernie Mitchell: My mother was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in England and moved here with her mum when she was four after her father was killed in the 1918 war. My father’s parents were from Sri Lanka. My grandfather was in the merchant navy and came to Australia. I was born in Parkes, one of ten children. My parents had a saddlery here.
Mandie Byrne: On my father’s side the family were protestants from Northern Ireland and they came to Australia four generations ago. My great great grandmother on my mother’s side was German. My great grandfather came here after the war and selected a block on the Murray.