In this space there will be stories of Czechs and Australians. From those, who paved their way overseas, to those who remained largely unrecognized, but whose stories nonetheless highlight interesting aspects of relations between the Czech Republic and Australia.
Vlastimil Škvařil described how he ended up in Adelaide after fleeing Austria with his family after August 1968 to great detail. Later he moved to Burnie in Tasmania where he lives to this day. Image: The Škvařil family at the
The following excerpts are from the memoirs of three Czechs who emigrated after February 1948. Let’s start with the first impressions of Božena Šamánková, written on board a transatlantic steam boat as it pulled up into Sydney Harbour. “We arrived to
Alena from Epimoni-AC Podcast sat down with Andrew Greene, a broadcast journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Canberra, for the first episode of her podcast in English! Epimoni-AC is a podcast about unique Czech and Slovak compatriots living abroad. Recently the