ETHNICITY?

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Background?

Caucasian (Australian)
45
61%
Asian
3
4%
Polynesian
0
No votes
Latin
1
1%
Middle Eastern
10
14%
African
0
No votes
Other
15
20%
 
Total votes: 74

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ETHNICITY?

Post by Demps » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 9:47 pm

I am, you are, we all are... Australian.

However what's your background?
Want as many users as possible to discuss and chuck a vote in.
Very curious to know what the people of this forum backgrounds are.

Sorry if I missed anything in the selections. Choose other and explain in a post.
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Post by innsaneink » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 9:52 pm

Parents born here, I was born in darlinghurst
G'parents Scottish, German, Indigenous, Anglo Aus

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Post by Russell » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 9:55 pm

This is not a background - Caucasian (Australian)

We are all Australians and we all came from somewhere else in our backgrounds.
Yes, even the Aboriginals.

Why you would not include English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish and NZ in your categories is dumbfounding - as they are the biggest groups.

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Post by Demps » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:01 pm

Russell wrote:
Wed 17 Oct, 2018 9:55 pm
This is not a background - Caucasian (Australian)

We are all Australians and we all came from somewhere else in our backgrounds.
Yes, even the Aboriginals.

Why you would not include English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish and NZ in your categories is dumbfounding - as they are the biggest groups.
OK, just to be clear....
I don't want to offend people.

Im not going to name every single country in the world. Don't be pc Russel, choose Caucasian or other and clarify in a post.
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Post by momo&medo » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:02 pm

Migrated from Croatia in 1963 so not pure Ozzie but very close to being one.


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Post by tigerap » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:03 pm

Me - Born in Young NSW, Tigers supporter from the age of 8....

Parents migrated here in the 50’s from Greece....I guess that’s means “other”
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Post by Demps » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:04 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Wed 17 Oct, 2018 9:52 pm
Parents born here, I was born in darlinghurst
G'parents Scottish, German, Indigenous, Anglo Aus
Thanks for sharing.
And not nitpicking.

Keep it simple peeps, Inks post a great example :)
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Post by Tiger Steve » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:12 pm

Aussie born from Aussie born parents. Been a Tigers tragic for as long as I can remember. Lived in Australia, Mid East and pacific islands. Married to Chinese wife. Love celebrating and living diversity!
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Post by mike » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:19 pm

Sydney born and bred, Camperdown. Parents were from country NSW, Batlow.
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Post by swag tiger » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:21 pm

My grandmother on my dad's side parents were: father = Irish
Mother = New Zealand
Migrated 1915

My grandfather on my dad's sign parents were: Father = British
Mother = Scottish
Migrated in 1910

Parents on my mums side are both Turkish Cypriot. ( both live in London)

I was born in Sydney, NSW at Mater Hospital, North Sydney
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Post by wmlmaster » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:28 pm

Born and bred in Camperdown, both my parents migrated from Lebanon in the early 70's. I've been a Tigers tragic since I could remember.

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Post by tiga4eva » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:33 pm

Both parents migrated from Italy in the early 1950s.
We’re all proud Aussies but I’d seriously eat Pasta 3 times a day if possible

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Post by clokan » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 10:37 pm

Australian, born to Croatian parents

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 17 Oct, 2018 11:12 pm

Mixed bag really

Grandmother's family was a convict , and is a Tasmanian Walker (famous family in Tasmania , owned a lot of pubs and many were Freemasons )She married an Englishman who basically lied about who he was claimed who his family was , rich and had claimed he had a family shield .......He is my connection to WHU

Mum's side both were English , Grandfather is from Leighton ,Buzzard had the unusual role during WWII of flying in reconnonnaise planes and drawing the cities they would later bomb as he was an artist

Nanna's family were originally from Taunton in Somerset and her parents were killed during the London bombings in WWII , her 2 brothers and sister were taken while she worked , she never met one again , one amazingly ended up in Melbourne

They were all 10 pound Poms

One of my step Grandparents had 1/16 indigenous blood

My partner's family are Greek , from the island of Kythera , we have inherited a part share of her Grandparents home at Kythera

Further back in the family genealogy we have some German and Irish as well

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Thu 18 Oct, 2018 6:43 am

Pure Lebo both sides in spite of them originally coming here two centuries ago in 1887.

When Australia became a nation the white Australia policy halted migration but then was re-opened due to the WW1 Turkish genocide of Lebo Christians as they were deemed traitors. Amazingly it is all on the internet, 1901 original letters of and to my great grand relos being ordered to stay in Port Said, Egypt so they could do the foreign language test and fail.

My uncle was at the Cowra POW breakout and witnessed the Japanese lie down in front of trains to become mince meat. Due to shock he hardly spoke for the next 15 years yet was court-marshalled and imprisoned for desertion when being sent to New Guinea. He did not tell us until he was 85 years old, he is now 95.

Maybe we never felt Aussie due to racism but we are sort of proud, intelligent and successful so don't let it effect us except we don't marry Australian. I partly regret to say that there is not one tradesmen amongst all my relos - all bloody degree holders and useless.

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Post by tigerbenji » Thu 18 Oct, 2018 6:55 am

Born in Camperdown, Parents born here & Grandparents born here. I currently live @ Mt. Annan.

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Post by Madge » Thu 18 Oct, 2018 7:40 am

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 18 Oct, 2018 8:09 am

Mums side is Irish.

Dads is a mix of British and some Spanish.

4th generation Australian though.
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