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Digital Audio Tape Recording - Interview with Mai Ho, Maribyrnong, Victoria, 14 Dec 1997 Audiovisual Reg. No: HT 9925

Summary:
Oral history with Mai Ho, a Vietnamese refugee who arrived in Australia in 1981.

Mai was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1960. She married at sixteen and had two daughters, Tan and Min. She escaped from Vietnam in a boat in 1981 with her daughters and other family members. She spent time in a Malaysian refugee camp, before migrating to Australia with her family in December 1982. She settled in Footscray where she raised her daughters, completed several tertiary qualifications and successfully runs a business. She has been involved in work with the Vietnamese community and in local politics, including a period as the Mayor of Footscray City.
Description:
Digital audio tape
Description Of Content:
Oral history with Mai Ho, a Vietnamese refugee who arrived in Australia in 1981. Interview spans her life in Vietnam, organisation of escape, description of the escape, living in a refugee camp in Malaysia, arrival in Australia and settlement in Footscray. It also includes Mai's political career.
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, immigration, politics, political identity, vietnam war 1959-1975, immigration policies, refugees, migrant hostels, vietnamese communities, vietnamese culture, vietnamese immigration, immigration selection
Themes this item is part of: Mai Ho, Vietnamese Migrant, 1981, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: oral histories
Format: Digital Audio Tape Recording; DAT Cassette
Place & Date Recorded: Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia, 14 Dec 1997

Exact location of recording: Maribyrnong Council Chambers and at interviewee's home; Interview conducted over three days: 14 Dec 1997 and 25 Jan 1996.
Interviewer: Marianna Auliciems - Museum Victoria - Immigration Museum, 14 Dec 1997

Interview conducted over three days: 14 Dec 1997 and 25 Jan 1996.
Interviewee: Mai Ho, 14 Dec 1997

Interview conducted over three days: 14 Dec 1997 and 25 Jan 1996.
Person Named: Miss Tan Le, Australia
Place Named: Saigon (Ho Chi Mihn City), Vietnam
Place Named: Pulau Bidong, Terengganu, Malaysia
Place Named: Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Place Named: Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia
Place Named: Footscray, Victoria, Australia

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