The aim of this research project is to collect, analyse and re-present life stories of South African immigrants living in Australia. We want to understand how people and groups recreate identities and communities in the diaspora.


We focus on how ideologies of ‘race’ and ‘whiteness’ are deconstructed and/or reproduced, and aim to clarify the ways  people combine material and symbolic resources to construct social identities.


Life story interviews were paired with documentary arts techniques, culminating in diverse representations of migrant experiences, and forming part of an archive of migrant histories in Australia.