Paramjeet Bhatti at his raspberry farm in Woolgoolga. “Our ancestors never left. We stayed farmers,” he said. Photo: Kalinga Seneviratne Paramjeet Bhatti at his raspberry farm in Woolgoolga. “Our ancestors never left. We stayed farmers,” he said. Photo: Kalinga Seneviratne
Paramjeet Bhatti at his raspberry farm in Woolgoolga. “Our ancestors never left. We stayed farmers,” he said. Photo: Kalinga Seneviratne
Australia

In Australia, a Sikh community thrives where racial animosities are cast aside

  • Descendants of indentured Punjabi labourers have turned a small pocket of rural New South Wales into a wealthy farming community
  • Traditions of northern India carry on in Woolgoolga, where Sikh temples, fruit plantations and a deep attachment to the land reflect generations of heritage

Topic |   Australia
Paramjeet Bhatti at his raspberry farm in Woolgoolga. “Our ancestors never left. We stayed farmers,” he said. Photo: Kalinga Seneviratne Paramjeet Bhatti at his raspberry farm in Woolgoolga. “Our ancestors never left. We stayed farmers,” he said. Photo: Kalinga Seneviratne
Paramjeet Bhatti at his raspberry farm in Woolgoolga. “Our ancestors never left. We stayed farmers,” he said. Photo: Kalinga Seneviratne
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