Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

From A[euro][approximately]blow-In' to a Multi-Food Loving Local

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

From A[euro][approximately]blow-In' to a Multi-Food Loving Local

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I SPENT part of my childhood living in Innisfail, far-north Queensland, and as a white Australian family we were the ethnic minority in our neighbourhood.

Fortunately we got on extremely well with our multi-cultural neighbours, largely because we owned the only telephone and TV set in the street.

The Mayor of Innisfail once quipped that our community only needed an Eskimo to have every nationality on Earth represented in the shire.

An Inuit family eventually turned up but they didn't stay long, thanks to the stifling humidity and lack of walrus meat. Growing up in a culturally diverse community was great. Not because of all the different languages, beliefs and traditions we were exposed to; but the amazing variety of foods on offer.

We Innisfailures were shovelling down ravioli, pizza, quiche, kebabs, couscous and at least 30 different types of spaghetti.

And all the while the rest of Australia thought rissoles sprinkled with parsley flakes was the height of exotic culinary daring. …

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