The Tin Ring

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So I went to Australia. Alone, without much money and any friends waiting for me there I landed in Melbourne. Australia in the late 1940’s seemed very far away from the rest of the world. It lived its own life and foreigners were regarded with some suspicion. Yet life under the blue sky was pleasant. I did make new friends, found a mate, also a refuge from Europe, married him and had a daughter. New life started again under new stars. The only thing I could not get used to was the position of the Moon which seemed to be on the “wrong” side. And strange stars I did not know, such as Southern Cross. I had to get used to having Christmas in hot summer and missed European winter, snow and Christmas trees. Yet life went on regardless. A chance opened a door for me to join a new theatre company and my stage career as an actress started. I performed in twelve stage plays, mostly European Classics. My role in my last play there, “The Rose Tattoo” by Tennessee Williams, was put forward for a high Australian theatrical award. New life in Australia went on and I accepted it as my final home and thought that I would die there, far away from my own original country. But even that did not happen as expected.


'The only thing I could not get used to was the position of the Moon which seemed to be on the "wrong" side'


To Life 5

"In life it is enough to have just a little more than we need"

Father's Wisdoms

My Family

Father, sister and myself 1938