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Pouch - Pink Silk, Vietnam, pre 1978 Reg. No: HT 556
- Pink silk pouch used by Cuc Lam when she escaped from Vietnam in May 1978. Cuc used this pouch to keep the few personal mementos she brought with her safe during the boat ride from Vietnam to Malaysia. In it she stored a negative of her family photo, passport photos of her mother, a watch and her wedding ring. After their escape from Vietnam Cuc and her husband spent time in a refugee camp in Malaysia before gaining a visa for Australia.
- Small floral pink silk pouch edged with red ribbon and closed with one metal button.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Cuc Lam, 2001
|Dimensions:||5.40 cm (Width), 7.20 cm (Length)|
|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, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015, Clothing & Textiles Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Tertiary Classification:||clothing accessories|
|User:||Mrs Cuc Lam, Vietnam, May 1978|
|Place & Date Purchased:||Vietnam, by 1978|