By Liz Harfull
When Theresa Jolly is making achar she brings out the old brass wok that belonged to her Eurasian grandmother from Malaysia. Treasured by the family, it is not kept behind glass like a precious object in a museum but put to use as it was always intended, producing curries and stir-fries for her family.
One of eight children, Theresa emigrated from Kuala Lumpur to the Northern Territory with her family in 1968. She was about 10 when they settled in Katherine, where her father worked