Happy Christmas!

by Kate C
Publish date
25 December 2010
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Christmas card for Auscare, 1996 'Catching a Star' - a Christmas card created by Thomas Le showing people plucking stars from the sky and hanging them on a Christmas tree. (SH 991104 1)
Image: Thomas Le
Source: Museum Victoria

This lovely card in our Migration Collection was created in 1996 by Thomas Le for humanitarian organisation Austcare, now ActionAid Australia. Mr Le fled Vietnam as a teenager, arriving in Australia in 1980, where he put himself through art training and established his career as an illustrator, artist and graphic designer. He donated this and other artworks to Austcare as a way of giving something back for his new life in Australia and helping others who are suffering.

Also on the topic of Christmas stars, the Planetarium's latest FAQ ponders the astronomy of the Star of Bethlehem and provides some good reading until our venues reopen on 26 December.

From all at Museum Victoria, we wish you a happy and safe Christmas!


Thomas Le's Christmas card on Collections Online

Origins: History of immigration from Vietnam

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Payam Shabaneh 1 August, 2013 15:45
This picture is very pleasing, both to the eyes and to the psyche. Thanks for posting.
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