People of Ryde


The heart and soul of any community is made up of people and their stories. To learn more about the heart and soul of our own wonderful community – the City of Ryde – we teamed up with Macquarie University’s Department of English. Together, we reached out to those who live in or have a close connection to the City and we asked them to tell us their stories in their own words.

Much like communities, the stories of others offer a sense of connection and belonging. They give us the chance to celebrate our differences and to reflect on the things that unite us all. As well as memories of life in our City, each of these stories touches on different themes such as personal development, cultural identity and community service.


New stories will be published daily until 23 June 2020.

This project was edited by Dr Michelle Hamadache, Department of English, Macquarie University.