Happy Birthday, Tommy

An extra-special post today, to honour my father-in-law, who turns 83 today.

My in-laws love to tell stories, it’s one of the many things I love about them. Tommy, my father-in-law, brought the family out here from Liverpool 51 years ago, and they were followed by other members of his family. My head is filled with the Antipodean adventures and misadventures of the Ellis clan. The stories from their early years as migrants often make me reflect on how different Australian attitudes are today.

Are we saying farewell to the fair go? is a tribute to a man who helped build Australia, and to the values that he celebrated.

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