First Day: The pioneering surgeon

The pioneering surgeon who came to Australia

It’s hard to say exactly what was the first day Dr Munjed Al Muderis spent in Australia. Was it the day he arrived at Christmas Island, an Australian territory, after a hellish 36 hours at sea crammed together with more than 100 other people on a leaky boat? Was it the day he was brought to the Australian mainland, taken to an immigration detention centre and issued with a number that would be used as his name for the next 10 months?


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