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Sardool Singh

cultural background


town, region, country of origin

Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar) and Tarn Taran, Punjab, India nr Amritsar

start of migration journey

Bombay (now Mumbai), India in June 1954

place of arrival in australia

Sydney on 23 June 1954

first home in australia

Oriental Hotel, Cremorne, Sydney organised by University of Sydney

first job in australia

Gardener at the Indian Consulate, Sydney

other jobs

Dishwashing at Indian restaurant in Kings Cross; lab maintenance at Sydney University; cytogeneticist at Sydney Hospital; sarod performer


I was born in the suburb Babu Mohalla in a city called Quetta which is now in western Pakistan. Babu Mohalla was named after my maternal grandfather. My mother’s family was living there before the partition of India in 1947. My father was living in Rangoon [in Burma], now called Yangon….

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