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    Family reunion: Siblings meet in Perth after brother given up on Melbourne street in 1947

    By Sarah Collard
    Updated about an hour ago
    PHOTO: Bruce Stubblety and Barbara Crick have a lot of catching up to do. (ABC News: Sarah Collard)
    MAP: Perth 6000
    Bruce Stubblety and Barbara Crick are 69 and 73 years old, but despite sleeping in the same cot as babies, the brother and sister have lived a life apart.
    The siblings were separated when Mr Stubblety was put up for adoption at the age of just two months.
    After having had no contact for almost 70 years, the pair has been reunited after some online sleuthing by Mrs Crick's granddaughter.
    PHOTO: Mrs Crick says she was overwhelmed about meeting her brother. (ABC TV News)
    While the story of how Mr Stubblety was given up for adoption differs, what he does know is his mother was walking down a street in Richmond, Melbourne in 1947 when she was approached by a woman.
    "She said 'That's a nice-looking baby' [and] my birth mother replied 'do you want him?'" he said.
    "And they went down to the Richmond town hall to sign the birth papers and I went home with her. It was during the Depression years, and people were strapped for food and cash and everything else."
    That was that until Mr Stubblety was reunited with his sister this week in Perth, where Mrs Crick had eventually moved to live.
    She said she was overwhelmed about meeting her brother for the first time.
    "I was nervous but I was very excited. I always knew I had brothers out there but he [Bruce] didn't know," Mrs Crick said.
    "We slept in the same cot together as babies ... I was looking for a Peter but they'd changed his name."
    Granddaughter used website 'and just waited'

    The reunion was the work of granddaughter Angela Crick, who began investigating the family tree in January 2015.
    PHOTO: Mrs Crick and Mr Stubblety were reunited at Perth Airport this week. (Supplied: Family)
    "I never thought it would get this far ... there wasn't much information," Ms Crick said.
    "Nana is always talking about what happened to her and her siblings and I realised that was my opportunity.
    "I went on to the Government website and I filled in the form and got our identification and just waited."
    When the day finally came for the long-lost siblings to meet, it was an emotional and overwhelming occasion.
    "It took her breath away ... to see her seeing someone that she had known as a baby, it was amazing to see and be a part of," Ms Crick said.
    Meeting family 'indescribable', brother says

    Mr Stubblety said his adopted family life had been close knit.
    "They did everything they could possible do for me. My mother would go to jumble sales and get dresses, and trousers, pull them apart and then make our clothes out of the old Singer [sewing machine]," he said.
    "We were very close, it was only me and my brother ... and then my brother drowned and after that it was just me."
    He is now surrounded by brothers, nieces and nephews a feeling he said was "indescribable".
    And as for where they go from here?
    "We'll just be brother and sister and we'll be seeing each other again at every opportunity," Ms Crick said.


    • #47
      Nothing happens by chance.


      • #48
        Prince Phillip Battenberg retires as Mr.Keshe announces the end of kingship and false leaders. Nothing happens by chance.


        • #49
          Originally posted by Doug MacDonald View Post
          Nothing happens by chance.



          East Field, Wiltshire, England. 3rd July 2005

          MACROcosm and Microcosm


          Breaking through the atmosphere
          And things are pretty good from here


          Last edited by science2art; 05-08-2017, 10:32 PM.


          • #50
            As far as A Sign Of The Times goes, I keep having vivid dreams of flying almost exactly as in the Harry Styles film. Thank you s2a. Nothing happens by chance.


            • #51
              King Phillipe Palavi, also, has seen the light. Nothing happens by chance.


              • #52
                There is no other way but one thing is that each and everyone takes responsibility of its own


                • #53
                  It's been a chess game, here on earth, among the kings. Mr.Keshe is the gentle Universal Chess Master. Check Mate.


                  • #54
                    The Earth Planet is BECOMING ONE UNITY IN DIVERSITY.

                    Multicultural performers and speakers are in high demand in Tasmania, so much so that a new website has been created to put them in touch with the community.

                    PHOTO: Narbada left Nepal when aged 11 and says it is important for her to remember her culture. (ABC News: Aneeta Bhole)

                    The Migrant Resource Centre has created Inspire Tasmania to fill a gap in the market.
                    The site showcases a range of migrant and refugee performers, each with their own story to tell.
                    The centre's Catherine Doran said the Inspire program aimed to support, celebrate and showcase the best of Tasmania's multicultural talent.
                    "We get a range of calls for multicultural performers and speakers and we thought it would be a good idea to promote that more in the community," she said.
                    "I've had people call up and ask about multicultural performers and I've had to dive deep into my contacts, this will hopefully make it easier for people to get in touch."
                    She said the program also gave Tasmanians the opportunity to learn more and experience things from different cultures.
                    "There are many aspects of our culture that we probably don't realise come from different countries."
                    Narbada's story

                    Narbada Thapa Nepalese dance is more than just a hobby, it's a link to her culture.
                    The 18-year-old Hobart College student uses dance to connect to her heritage and remember the life she left behind.
                    "I was six when I started to dance. It's means a lot to me to represent my culture in my performance," she said.
                    Nepalese dance is a symbiosis of emotion, costume and traditional music, explained Narbada.
                    "You have to think about the costume and how it works with the music," she said.
                    "It's very expressive, so even if the audience doesn't understand the music they'll understand the story through my facial expressions."
                    Narbada was 11 when her parents left Nepal to find a new life in Australia.
                    But life hasn't always been easy for the Thapa family, who were asked to leave their home in Bhutan more than 25 years ago.
                    "My parents were told they have to follow Buddhism in Bhutan, but they wanted to remain Hindu so the government asked them to leave ... that's when they moved to Nepal," she said.
                    "I don't really remember Nepal because I was young when we left, but it's important for me to remember my culture and show it to others and Nepalese dancing helps me do that."
                    Ahmad's story

                    PHOTO: Ahmad Hassani's family fled Afghanistan to escape the rise of the Taliban. (ABC News: Aneeta Bhole)

                    For Ahmad Hassani, music has always been in his blood.
                    The 28-year-old said his father was the biggest influence in his music.
                    "I learnt a lot about music from my father, he's still a musician in Iran," he said.
                    Ahmad plays keyboard in the band Paywand and said he hoped to use his music to help people from his country forget about past conflict.
                    "I've been in a band here in Hobart for the last three or four years ... Paywand means connect," he said.
                    "The music is usually upbeat ... we've had a hard past so I wanted to bring happiness and dance to people using music."
                    Ahmad's family fled Afghanistan to Iran to escape the rise of the Taliban more than two decades ago.
                    He uses his music to show people his diverse heritage.
                    "I would like other people to see the music from Afghanistan and Iran, so other people can learn about my culture," he said.
                    PHOTO: Ahmad Hassani plays keyboards in the band Paywand. (ABC News: Aneeta Bhole)


                    • #55
                      Nothing happens by chance.



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