Unley Publications : Unley Life Winter 2018
24 For almost two centuries migrants have journeyed to South Australia seeking a new life, with many choosing to settle in the City of Unley. They brought with them new cultures that have enriched the Unley community and created its multicultural identity. Now their stories are being told as par t of Unley Museum’s latest exhibition Cosmopolitan Unley. The exhibition of photographs, keepsakes and cultural objects tells historic and contemporary stories of migrants from countries such as France, Greece, China and the Ukraine. Unley Museum curator Karen Paris says visitors will see how each experience is unique yet par t of a greater shared experience. “People will see how our city is truly an inclusive, eclectic and dynamic mix of cultures. They can read stories of real people who live or have lived in Unley, and begin to understand how each person contributes to the city,” Ms Paris says. The exhibition includes stories of well- known Adelaide families, such as the Sym Choon family, who made Unley their home when they arrived in South Australia in the 1800s. Visitors can take a polaroid photo of themselves and add it to the exhibition along with a personal reflection. People who have immigrated to Unley, or have descendants who immigrated to Unley, are also invited to share their stories in a recorded interview that will become par t of the Museum’s history collection. The exhibition is open at Unley Museum, 80 Edmund Ave, until 2 August, 2018. For more information, please visit unley.sa.gov.au. Cricketers’ triumphant win Goodwood Cricket Club’s junior teams are celebrating a successful season. After finishing last season at the bottom of the ladder, the Under 14 team fought hard to win this year’s premiership. The club’s Under 17 team is also celebrating after winning its third consecutive grand final. It competed against another Under 17 Goodwood team to take out the premiership. Goodwood Cricket Club’s Junior Cricket Coordinator Tony Satanek says it was a “pret ty successful” season for the club known as the Goodwood Roos. “It’s always pleasing to win a premiership as many players play spor ts their whole life and never experience a grand final win. Winning both the T/20 and the two-day premiership shows great strength, faith and resilience,” Mr Satanek says. Players of all abilities are welcome at the club, whose Under 15 team also made it to the semi final this season. “Players across the whole club enjoy playing for Goodwood,” Mr Satanek says. “ We like to create a family-friendly atmosphere and an inclusive environment. “ We have never had tryouts for players to join our club because if we have spaces we let players of all abilities join.” For more information on how to join the team, visit goodwoodcc.com Unley’s cosmopolitan culture on display Unley Museum Volunteer Alina Shybishyi.
Unley Life Autumn 2018