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Refugees, Auckland, 1980

Refugees, Auckland, 1980

Mrs Ngo Thi Thung, a Vietnamese widow aged 89, and her grandson Hoa, were photographed shortly after arrival in Auckland in 1980. In 1979 they had set out from the coast of Vietnam in a small boat laden with 38 people. They landed in the Philippines over a week later and lived in refugee camps before travelling on to New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland Star Collection (PA-Group-00610)
Reference: EP-Politics-Immigration-Refugees-04

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Trung Tran, 'Vietnamese - Migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/992/refugees-auckland-1980 (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Trung Tran, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015