Crossing the ocean can symbolize our journey through life. The waves we traverse are the ups and downs and the ship helps us to make the journey. The ship itself can represent community, family, religion, or anything that becomes a part of our identity. We all have our own ships and our own waves to conquer. We are the seeds of the earth, travelling across oceans, planting our roots, and growing with hope. Like many Australians, we plant ourselves and begin to grow in this beautiful multicultural melting pot, sharing our unique stories and culture with each other.