For Eucharist Bajada, work has always been a major part of his life, whether it was working as a stonemason in Malta, as a builder on the Woomera rocket range or on the deadly asbestos production line at James Hardie's.
An Estonian by birth, Elmar Saarepere was forced to serve with the German army. He was interned after the war and not wanting to return to live under communism, took passage to Australia, arriving in 1947.
In 1944 Russian-born Stefania Sochan and her mother were transported first to Auschwitz and then to Bergen Belsen. Her mother perished in the camp but Stefania survived the war and arrived in Australia in 1950.