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(L-R) Mr. Zillur Rahman, Mr. Mir Hashmat Ali and Mr. Jainal Abedin - leading pioneers in building the Canberra Bangladeshi community [Photo: Ehsan Ullah, 1989]
(L-R) Mr. Zillur Rahman, Mr. Mir Hashmat Ali and Mr. Jainal Abedin - leading pioneers in building the Canberra Bangladeshi community [Photo: Ehsan Ullah, 1989]
12 Jun 2017 Listen MP3

This week's program presented Part 1 of a series on the evolution of - 'bangalee settlement' - in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. The population of the Bangalee community grew from a few families to about four thousand in the past five decades. It is now a well-established and highly regarded community in Canberra. This series captured the life and story of the early settlers to present day - their commitment, dedication and experience in building the community. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.

A painting showing Captain James Cook (1728 - 1779) taking possession of New South Wales, Australia [Souce: bbc.com/Getty Images]
05 Jun 2017 Listen MP3

Stories of discovery: (1) discovery of Australia by Captain James Cook, (2) discovery by astrophysicist Prof Brian Schmidt [Tanvir Hossain]

Dance artistes welcome monsoon at the day-long monsoon festival at Bangla Academy, Dhaka on 12 June 2015 [Photo: dhakatribune.com/Syed Zakir Hossain]
29 May 2017 Listen MP3

A composition of songs by Bangladesh's national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on 'monsoon' [Sheikh Lana]

Canberra Bangla School students' presentation at the Boishakhi Mela 1424 [Photo: Canberra Bangla School]
22 May 2017 Listen MP3

Coverage: 'Canberra Boishakhi Mela 1424' organised by Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra - Pt 2 [Tasneem Rahman]