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  1. Admin Singh

    Pacific Storms Hit Banana-growing Sikh Community Hard

    Sikh farmers in a small New South Wales town north of the coastal city of Coffs Harbour have felt the impact of the ferocious storms that have hit the state. In the small New South Wales town of Woolgoolga, north of Coffs Harbour, banana, sugar-cane and oyster farmers are inspecting what little...
  2. Ishna

    Brisbane Gurdwara

    I went to pay my respects at Brisbane Gurdwara (Australia) this morning. It's a different Gurdwara in that the front door is about 5 metres away from Guru Sahib. It is also the first Gurdwara I've visited that gives karah prashad when you just go to matha tek and there is nothing else going on...
  3. Ishna

    Pacific Remembering Australia's Bearded, Turbaned War Heroes

    24 April, 2014 An often overlooked aspect of Anzac Day is the role Sikhs played both in fighting for, and dying in, Australia during wartime. But it's a fact that often comes to the mind of New Zealand born, Australian tax accountant, Harjit Singh when he's called a terrorist walking the...
  4. aristotle

    World Century Later, Australia To Acknowledge Sikh Generosity

    After more than a hundred years, Bud Singh, one of many thousands of Punjabis who came to Australia in the late 19th or very early 20th century, is going to be the medium of New South Wales’ acknowledging the generosity of Sikhs. Like thousands of his fellow countrymen and pioneer Indian...
  5. aristotle

    A Majestic Makeover For Australia's First Gurdwara

    Progress on the reconstruction of Australia's first gurdwara sped up this week as builders prepare for the arrival of decorative domes from India. Over the Christmas break, fibreglasser Harwinder Saggu travelled from Punjab to Woolgoolga, a town in the Australian province of New South Wales...
  6. K

    General Cricket Australia's Twitter Account Just Deleted This Tweet About Monty Panesar

    Cricket Australia just tweeted it but they also deleted it
  7. aristotle

    Pacific Punjabi Commentary For Australia's Toyota AFL

    Probably for the first time in history, FootyFM broadcasted live commentary of the 2013 Toyota AFL Grand Final in 10 languages. 20 amateur commentators were selected who bunkered down at ‘FootifyFM Headquarters’ to call the most anticipated match of the year in their native tongue. The...
  8. Tejwant Singh

    World Australia And Japan In Court Battle Over Whaling

    Australia and Japan in Court Battle over Whaling THE HAGUE (Reuters) - By Thomas Escritt Australia accused Japan of carrying out commercial whaling under the guise of scientific research on the first day of court hearings between the two nations that campaigners say could lead to an end...
  9. spnadmin

    Pacific Australia Mulls Allowing Sikhs To Wear Turban At Work

    Australia mulls allowing Sikhs to wear turban at work http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/other-news/Australia-mulls-allowing-Sikhs-to-wear-turban-at-work/articleshow/20225248.cms SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said that she would look into the issue of allowing...
  10. Chaan Pardesi

    Pacific Simarpal Australia's 1st Amritdhari Sikh Police Officer

    http://www.sikhsiyasat.net/2013/02/03/australia-simarpal-kaur-the-first-amritdhari-sikh-woman-to-serve-in-the-police-force/ Melbourne, Australia (February 03, 2013): As per media reports Simarpal Kaur became the first Amritdhari Sikh woman to serve in the Police force with her Dastar in...
  11. findingmyway

    Nature Australia Plans Marine Reserve The Size Of India

    Australia has announced an ambitious plan to create the world's largest network of marine reserves, with fishing to be restricted and oil and gas exploration banned in the most sensitive areas. The network will encircle the continent, covering 1.2 million square miles of ocean – an area...
  12. spnadmin

    Pacific Singh Top Surname In Australia

    THE surname Singh is the most common in the Blacktown district, a White Pages report has revealed. The name has edged out the more tractional Smith, Williams, Brown and Jones for the top spot. Taxi driver Michael Singh says that the Sikh temple at Glenwood was a contributing factor to the...
  13. spnadmin

    Pacific Sikh Gurudwara Attacked In Australia

    Victoria, Australia (CHAKRA) - After a hate crime against a gurudwara in the state of Victoria in Australia, the Sikh community has appealed for security, fearing that further attacks will take place against the minority community in the area. Sikhs from Shepparton, Northern Victoria have...
  14. spnadmin

    Heritage Great In Adversity: Indian Prisoners Of War In New Guinea

    Journal of the Australian War Memorial "Great in adversity": Indian prisoners of war in New Guinea Peter Stanley {1} Hitherto little attention has been directed to the experience of Indian prisoners of war in South-East Asia, and much of that had concerned the formation of the...
  15. Archived_Member16

    Politics Muslims In Australia Face Jail Over Veils

    July 5, 2011 Muslims in Australia face jail over veils By Jonathan Pearlman, The Daily Telegraph July 5, 2011 2:02 PM Muslim women who refuse to remove their veils for police will face jail under new laws in Australia's largest state. Photograph by: Mohammed Abed, AFP/Getty Images...
  16. Archived_Member16

    Pacific Australia: Gurdwara Attacked, Sikhs Appeal For Security

    June 02, 2011 Australia: Gurdwara Attacked, Sikhs Appeal for Security Melbourne - Jun 02, 2011 A Gurdwara in the Australian state of Victoria has been vandalized in what is believed to be a "racial" attack, sparking fears among the minority community which has appealed for greater...
  17. spnadmin

    Pacific An Australian Artist Pays Tribute To The Sikh Community

    Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) He makes portraits of Sikh youths who study in Australia and drive taxis to earn their living. With his brush strokes, Daniel Connell tries to bring the community closer to Australians in difficult times. Adelaide-based Connell, 40, acknowledges the contribution of...
  18. findingmyway

    Pacific Australia Floodwaters Cover Area Bigger Than Texas

    Queensland, Australia — Military aircraft dropped supplies to towns cut off by floods in northeastern Australia as the prime minister promised new assistance Friday to the 200,000 people affected by waters. Southern Australia, meanwhile, soaring temperatures and tinder dry conditions have...
  19. K

    Pacific • Australia 'impressed' With CWG Preparations

    • Australia 'impressed' with CWG preparations http://sports.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/sep/28/slide-show-1-cwg-2010-delhi-australia-impressed-with-cwg-preparations.htm#contentTop Australia, which has been severely critical of Commonwealth Games arrangements, expressed satisfaction over...
  20. Chaan Pardesi

    Events In Australia, They Say, "We Are All The Same."

    We're all the same 28 Sep 10 @ 06:23am by Paige Mason Three cultures come together - Christian, Muslim and Sikh organise a Sikh temple open day in Craigieburn. KYLIE ELSE PEOPLE from three distinct faiths have come together to give the community an insight into another...
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