Central and Eastern Europe during the 1990s was a time of extraordinary change in every aspect of economic, political and social life and, perhaps above all, in inter-relationships between ethnic groups hostile to each other. The questions and issues that have occupied this research journey were derived in direct reference to contemporary European events, and the Balkan war in particular. A central theme of this research journey has been the impact of the Balkan war on the culture and health of people living in Australia who ascribe to being Serbian.