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Artwork - Rescue, Thomas Le, Pencil Drawing, circa 1998 Image Reg. No: SH 990590

Pencil Drawing by Thomas Le. It depicts the rescue of Mai Ho and her fellow refugees by a British oil rig. It is one of a series of illustrations commissioned by the Immigration Museum used to tell the story of Mai Ho a Vietnamese 'boat person' who arrived in Australia in the 1970s. Copies of the illustrations were displayed but Thomas decided to donate the originals to the collection. Thomas is also a Vietnamese migrant who arrived in Australian in 1978 after leaving Vietnam.
Pencil drawing in colour. The first frame depicts the refugees flagging a British oil rig. The second frame shows a group of refugees being pulled onto the oil rig in a large cargo net. The final frame depicts the Captain of the Rig presenting Mai with the wheel of her boat, which had to be burnt in order for them to be rescued.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Thomas Le, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 323 mm (Height), 446 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, illustrations, refugees
Themes this item is part of: Mai Ho, Vietnamese Migrant, 1981, Thomas Le, Vietnamese Migrant & Artist, 1980, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Migration Collection, Immigration Museum
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: drawings
Format: Drawing: Colour
Artist: Mr Thomas Le, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1998
Place Used: Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1999

Copies of these illustrations were used to tell the story of Mai Ho at the Immigration Museum.
Place & Date Depicted: Saigon, Vietnam (South), circa 1978

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