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Shorts - Draw-String, Floral Cotton, circa 1978 Object Reg. No: HT 561

Summary:
Pair of floral cotton draw-string shorts worn by Huu Minh when he escaped from Vietnam in 1978. Huu wore these shorts to disguise himself as a fisherman during the escape. Huu and his wife escaped from Vietnam on the 19th May 1978. They spend time in a refugee camp in Malaysia before obtaining refugee visas for Australia.
Description:
Pair of black cotton draw string shorts with a floral pattern in yellow, white and green.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Cuc Lam, 2001
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, migrant hostels, refugees, vietnamese communities, vietnamese culture, vietnamese immigration
Themes this item is part of: Cuc Lam, Vietnamese Migrant & Councillor, 1978, Migration Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: clothing
User: Huu Minh, Vietnam, May 1978
Place & Date Purchased: Vietnam, 1978

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