Doctor leaves conflict behind: How I got here

This is an instalment of our latest themed series:  “How I got here“.

In this segment, we learn of Dr Alan Baldam’s reasons for emigrating to Australia from the United Kingdom in the mid-90s.

A former member of Britain’s Royal Airforce, Dr Baldam experienced firsthand the fear and uncertainty of the most recent Irish independence movement.

Being a member nation of the Commonwealth and a stable global middle-power nation, Australia’s soil is historically a haven from war and famine caused my international conflicts.

Taken by so many of us for granted, this peaceful land was the ultimate refuge for a terrorised man and his family.  

Watch Dr Baldam explain below, his reasons for becoming an Australian.