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Article in the Summit Sun

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An article about the festival has appeared in the Summit Sun newspaper, which called the event "a fabulous festival" and "a truly multicultural "Polish" Festival".

Here is an excerpt:

For the first time K'Ozzie Fest (organised every year by the Polish community) succeeded in gathering communities which have a long settlement history in the area: the Aboriginal Ngarigo people who have been in Monaro Land ever since Dreamtime, the descendants of the first Irish convicts followed by Irish pioneers settling in and around Jindabyne, and Polish who cherish the memory of Paul Edmund Strzelecki, their great countryman who explored Snowy Mountains and named Mt Kosciuszko. And obviously it was Strzelecki himself who has been the connecting factor: an admirer of indigenous culture who befriended Aboriginal guides, a great humanitarian who played such a significant role during Great Famine in Ireland.

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The Summit Sun is produced in Jindabyne.

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