This is Australia in 2016: it is home to the world's oldest continuous culture. One in two Australians have parents born overseas; one in four were born outside the country. There are 236 nationalities represented in Australia. And they identify with more than 270 ancestries. Australia is made up of 23.5 million people. Here are 58 of them.
Ken, 63, born in Australia, from the Bidjara nation.
Colette, 58, born in Australia with Chinese heritage.
Katherine, 32, born in Australia from the Muriwai and Yuggera nation.
Nick, 51, born in Australia with Greek heritage.
Colin, 40, born in Australia, from the Gomeroi nation.
Mohammad, 25, born in Afghanistan.
Francisco, 32, born in Argentina.
Maira, 29, born in Brazil.
Thiago, 28, born in Brazil.
Faith, 18, born in Canada.
Ginny, 40, born in the People's Republic of China.
Mark, 27, born in England.
Mark, 43, born in England with Jamaican heritage.
Shaek, 19, born in Fiji.
Stephane, 30, born in France.
Amira, 18, born in Germany.
Michael, 29, born in Hong Kong.
Andre, 26, born in India.
Niva, 18, born in India.
Putu, 21, born in Indonesia with Balinese heritage.
Shahrzad, 31, born in Iran.
Michael, 25, born in Iraq.
Offer, 52, born in Israel.
Jay, 33, born in Italy.
Ai, 37, born in Japan.
Said, 94, born in Lebanon with Syrian heritage.
Cindy, 21, born in Malaysia.
Aisyah, 20, born in Malaysia with English heritage.
Rai, 45, born in Mauritius.
Balder, 29, born in the Netherlands.
Susan, 55, born in New Zealand.
Luke, 25, born in New Zealand with Australia, Chinese, and Maori-Rarotongan heritage.
Clair, 25, born in the Philippines.
Venus, 29, born in the Philippines.
Raluca, 31, born in Romania.
Aziz, 27, born in Saudi Arabia.
Bruce, 36, born in Scotland.
Lauren, 30, born in Scotland.
Bineta, 48, born in Senegal.
Charlotte, 22, born in South Africa.
Simeen, 19, born in South Africa.
Daniel, 18, born in South Korea.
Chathura, 21, born in Sri Lanka.
Julee, 24, born in Thailand.
Manar, 36, born in the United Arab Emirates with Lebanese and Egyptian heritage.
Caroline, 54, born in the United States of America.
Shanelle, 37, born in the United States of America with New Zealand and Zimbabwean heritage.
Allan, 18, born in Vietnam.
Annaleise, 17, born in Vietnam.
Emma, 25, born in Wales.
Chloe, 17, born in Australia with Chinese heritage.
Marisa, 24, born in Australia with East Timorese heritage.
Matthew, 23, born in Australia with Indian heritage.
Carol, 60, born in Australia with Irish heritage.
Cynthia, 17, born in Australia with Sri Lankan heritage.
Peter, 47, born in Australia with Scottish heritage.
Serdar, 39, born in Australia with Turkish heritage.
And Sunflower, 35, born in Australia with Lebanese, Aboriginal and Chinese heritage.
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Additional reporting by Michelle Rennex.