Story: Cambodians

Song Seum, Dunedin 2003

Song Seum, Dunedin 2003

A familiar sight for many Otago University students during the 1990s was the green stand of the Khmer satay takeaway. Its owner Song Seum, like many refugees, came to New Zealand to escape war. By the early 2000s his children were all educated and working as professionals.

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Man Hau Liev and Rosa Chhun, 'Cambodians - Fitting in: work, community and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 February 2024)

Story by Man Hau Liev and Rosa Chhun, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015