Western Sydney is full of stories expressing the richness and diversity of our collective humanity. Some of those stories are traumatic and painful, others are full of joy, relief, and new beginnings. Ours is a dynamic place made up of intersecting yet distinct communities, each bringing with it a rich mosaic of history and complexity. Western Sydney is one of the world’s most multi-cultural regions. Within the stories of this place is the story of a contemporary, and future, Australia.
Contained in this publication are the 94 stories and poems that comprise the 2023 winning and highly commended entries.