Famous for 1997 movie The Road to Nhill, the town of that name is now home to 200 Karen refugees from Myanmar.
Far from dividing locals, the huge influx of newcomers – many of whom arrived traumatised, unfamiliar with western society – has brought new life to the community.
Is this a model for the rest of Australia?
- Words by Margaret Simons
- Pictures by Damien Pleming
It’s too quiet in Kay’s Kreations flower and gift shop.
There aren’t any fresh flowers.
The proprietor, Kay Frost, stopped stocking them after she had to throw out $200 worth without selling a single bloom.
Outside, the sky…