A Sense of Place
Refugees from the ethnic minorities of Burma have settled un-noticed in Wyndham, west of Melbourne, but beneath the surface of their close knit community lies isolation and trauma that if unfettered can lead to a loss of hope. A small community centre- the Wyndham Community Education Centre, WCEC- has taken the advice of the elders of the community and now teaches the refugees the history of Australia, both indigenous and colonised. The intent is to provide them a sense of place -a home.
‘A Sense of Place’ is an ongoing project working with the Ethnic Minorities of Burma community that aims to document the process and the outcome of re-settlement in Australia, a country which has come under increasing scrutiny for it’s treatment of refugees despite its multi-cultural history.