Story: Vietnamese

Starting a new life (1st of 2)

Starting a new life

In 1977, 11-year-old Phan Dat Mai arrived in Auckland on a plane carrying 200 Indo-Chinese refugees. Phan Dat Mai and her family were part of a group of 51 sent on to Wellington, where they received vaccinations as part of health checks. They then took part in a month-long orientation course, before being settled in the community.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1977/3776/12a

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Trung Tran, 'Vietnamese - Migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

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