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A beaut boost for Bundy’s berries

July 15th, 2013 by admin

SETTING sights high paid off for the organisers of the region’s first ever Bargara Strawberry Fair at the weekend, which attracted a crowd of 6000 people.

It was also a pat on the back for Bundaberg region strawberry growers, who used Saturday’s event to welcome themselves back into the season after recent wet weather wreaked havoc on their crops.

Organiser Beth Scott said the successful community event had been “fabulous but frantic”.
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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Tam Dang of SSS Strawberries shares his story about being a refugee. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Tam Dang of SSS Strawberries shares his story
about being a refugee. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

TAM Dang was just three years old when he and his six brothers and sisters were pulled from their beds in the middle of the night and placed on a boat for a one-way trip to a new country and a new life.

Tam’s parents took the ultimate gamble, making the choice to immigrate to Australia from Vietnam in the ’80s but it’s one that has paid off by the punnet-full.

“In the middle of the night they put all us kids in a little boat and our uncle took us out to a bigger boat,” Mr Dang said.

“That was the end of Vietnam for us.
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