Badge - Sudanese People's Liberation Movement, Issued to Bul Bulkoch, Victoria, circa 2000-2005 Object Reg. No: HT 30285

Membership badge for the Victorian chapter of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement [SPLM], the political wing of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Army (SPLA) which advocated at the time for an independent Sudanese nation. It belonged to Bul Ayuel Bulkoch who migrated as a refugee with his family from southern Sudan in 1996.

Bul Bulkoch was born in southern Sudan in 1983 in the same year the war in Sudan began. Bul and his family fled Sudan trekking through Ethiopia, back to Sudan and finally to Kenya, residing in refugee camps until finally successfully gaining acceptance to Australia as refugees. Bul was 13 when he arrived in Australia in 1996 with his parents, younger sister and brothers. When he arrived at Melbourne International Airport, he had only the clothes he was wearing. As an Australian teenager, Bul played basketball, made many friends, and completed his secondary education at Footscray City College. He went on to complete his university engineering degree and now works for Rio Tinto in Western Australia as a mining engineer and planner.
Plastic gold-coated rectangular badge with pin clasp on the reverse side. Front features a southern Sudanese flag logo and member name and details.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Bul Bulkoch, 2012
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25 mm (Height), 75 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: refugees, community organisations, political organisations, sudanese communities
Themes this item is part of: Bul Bulkoch, Sudanese Migrant, 1996, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Text: [in black] 'Bul A. Bul Koch/Member of/SPLM Chapter Victoria,/[in red] New Sudan/"Support Dr. John Garang for a Free New Sudan"'
Issued To: Mr Bul Bulkoch, Victoria, Australia, circa 2000-2005
Issued By: Sudanese People's Liberation Movement, Victoria, Australia, circa 2000-2005

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