What it's like for Indigenous students leaving country to study in the city

Sherryn Groch
By Sherryn Groch
Updated August 28 2020 - 5:58am, first published July 18 2019 - 2:00pm

Nineteen years ago, when Hmalan Hunter-Xénié first came to Canberra to study at the Australian National University, she felt like she'd landed on another planet. For one thing it was cold. No one was barefoot like back home in the streets of Darwin. Here they wore black and blue suits - and things called uggboots.

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Sherryn Groch

Sherryn Groch

Journalist

Sherryn is a journalist at The Canberra Times, with a special interest in education and social affairs.

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