Lost in no man’s land
Dil is not afraid to get his hands dirty in the increasingly dry, hard, Two Wells soil. The novice farmer is banking on a decent zucchini crop to support his wife and three children, aged two to 11.
If he’s lucky, he might be able to net $2/kg from a dealer.
“Farming – it’s not something I know,” he says in broken English. “But, I’m trying.”
Before fleeing to Australia, Dil had never sown a seed. He and his wife were women’s and children’s clothing merchants in Myanmar.
The family are stateless Rohingya Muslims – one of the most persecuted religious minorities in the world.
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