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Digital Image - Bul Bulkoch & Siblings, Footscray, 2001 Image Reg. No: MM 123280

Summary:
Colour digital image of Bul Bulkoch and his siblings in Footscray. 2001.

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 completing his university engineering degree and now works for Rio Tinto in Western Australia as a mining engineer and planner.
Description Of Content:
Colour photograph of four Sudanese children standing a giant a red an brown brick wall of a house, lawn in the foreground.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Bul Bulkoch, 2012
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: refugees, migration settlement, youth, sudanese communities
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: family portraits
Format: Digital Photograph: Colour
Person Depicted: Mr Bul Bulkoch, Footscray, Victoria, Australia, 2001

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Susan Posted on 26 Jul 2012 2:11 PM
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Hi there, I was just scrolling through the online collection and noted some typos in the following sentence.

Description Of Content:Colour photograph of four Sudanese children standing a giant a red an brown brick wall of a house, lawn in the foreground.

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