Story: The voyage out

Vietnamese boat people

Vietnamese boat people

Many people fleeing Vietnam and Cambodia in the 1970s, such as those pictured, had a terrifying voyage out, crammed into small and often unseaworthy vessels. Those rescued from such craft finished their journey to New Zealand and other destinations in an aeroplane.

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Refugee and Migrant Service
Reference: UNHCR/16021
Photograph by R. Manin

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John Wilson, 'The voyage out - Air travel', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4238/vietnamese-boat-people (accessed 1 December 2020)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005