Cambodian memories

Cambodian New Year, Khmer Temple, Canley Vale April 2010, photo by kind permission of James White

Sydney has a small but cohesive Cambodian community, centred in Fairfield City local government area. Ashley Carruthers and Sarithya Tuy wrote about them for the Dictionary of Sydney in 2008, and more than 1200 people have seen the article since it was published in November 2009.

Our article has been used as one of the sources for Leaving Cambodia, an exciting new online exhibition at the NSW Migration Heritage Centre website, which shows six survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime telling their stories on video, showing their keepsakes and recounting their memories of arriving in Sydney and making a new life here.

Click over and listen to these inspiring and emotional stories.

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About Emma Grahame

Emma Grahame has been Editorial Coordinator of the Dictionary of Sydney since May 2007.
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