George Miller – US Democrats Congressman – in Malaysia greeting children at a Vietnamese refugee camp.
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22 Jun 1979, Kuantan Beach, Malaysia: Refugees aboard beached boat from Vietnam. – Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
Pulau Bidong island.
Refugees transported to Pulau Bidong island walking on the jetty.
Refugees having picture taken for ID.
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My childhood memories in Saigon come alive whenever the Seasons in the Sun song is sung.
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“We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun, But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time.” Every time I heard the “Seasons in the Sun” song, my mind is flooded with memories of my childhood before the Fall of Saigon. But wait there’s more!
It was a frosty Christmas lunch and the very first for me – a Vietnamese refugee.
Coming from a refugee camp in Malaysia, I arrived in Australia at the end of April 1984. After staying a week at Enterprise Hostel, Springvale, Melbourne, Sister Petite Peach took me to a six-bedroom Burwood-parish house that accommodated thirteen Catholic Vietnamese refugees and me – a Buddhist. But wait there’s more!
Being an interpreter in a refugee camp, I did my job and never intended to hurt anyone.
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The Communists relax patrolling during monsoon as the sea’s rough, but there’s a two-week window in November when the sea’s calm so we set sail then. It was 1983.
On day two, we’re adrift for half a day due to mechanical failure. But wait there’s more!
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Storm please stop ravaging wherein
Slim huts the vulnerable live in. But wait there’s more!