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Clothes for the refugees (2nd of 2)

Clothes for the refugees

Muriel Lipscombe, a volunteer helper at the Māngere Hostel, Auckland, shows off a pair of enormous trousers donated by a member of the public to clothe Vietnamese refugees in 1979. Apart from the Vietnam War, most New Zealanders knew very little about the Vietnamese in the late 1970s. It would have been a struggle to find a refugee to fit these trousers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland Star Collection (PA-Group-00610)
Reference: EP-Politics-Immigration-Refugees-02
Photograph by Trevor Coppock

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How to cite this page:

Trung Tran, 'Vietnamese - Migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/996/clothes-for-the-refugees (accessed 21 October 2019)

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