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Vietnamese refugees in the South China Sea

Page(s): 1  
Title: Vietnamese refugees in the South China Sea
Date: 1979
Keywords: refugees, immigration, boat, sea
Record creator: Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs
Reference: A12111, 2/1979/46A/46

Mishap and rescue in the South China Sea


Learning content

This black-and-white photograph shows, from behind, a boat crowded with Vietnamese men, women and children in heavy seas; ahead of it and travelling in the same direction is another boat with a small number of people standing on the deck. The photograph is captioned on the reverse 'Disaster and rescue in the South China Sea, 1979'.

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