Karen refugees celebrate city settlement

ARTISTIC ABILITIES: Karen elders work on their art pieces which will be on display at the Saturday night celebrations.

TEN years ago, a great leap of faith was taken by two Karen families as they made the frightening move to Mount Gambier to escape the terrifying war raging in their home country of Burma.

Living in Thailand refugee camps for many years, the families were given the great opportunity to start a new life in Mount Gambier, becoming the first refugees to settle in the Blue Lake city.

Since then, many more

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