Australia: Stories of the South - Australia's South Sudanese: Stories-of-the-South21

On July 9th 2014 in Western Sydney suburb of Blacktown members of Australia’s South Sudanese community gathered to celebrate the homelands thirds anniversary since independence. While there was still a large number attending, many in the community chose not to participate in the celebrations as they felt it should be a time of grieving and reflection for the thousands killed in the 18-month civil war that has gripped the world’s newest nation.

On July 9th 2014 in Western Sydney suburb of Blacktown members of Australia’s South Sudanese community gathered to celebrate the homelands thirds anniversary since independence. While there was still a large number attending, many in the community chose not to participate in the celebrations as they felt it should be a time of grieving and reflection for the thousands killed in the 18-month civil war that has gripped the world’s newest nation.