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George Miller - US Democrats Congressman - in Malaysia greeting children at a Vietnamese refugee camp.

George Miller – US Democrats Congressman – in Malaysia greeting children at a Vietnamese refugee camp.

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Monsoon fury - image credit Thejas Panarkandy

Monsoon fury – image credit Thejas Panarkandy

Monsoon - image credit 5particle.

Monsoon – image credit 5particle.

22 Jun 1979, Kuantan Beach, Malaysia: Refugees aboard beached boat from Vietnam. - Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

22 Jun 1979, Kuantan Beach, Malaysia: Refugees aboard beached boat from Vietnam. – Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Pulau Bidong island.

Pulau Bidong island.

Refugees transported to Pulau Bidong island walking on the jetty.

Refugees transported to Pulau Bidong island walking on the jetty.

Refugees having picture taken for ID.

Refugees having picture taken for ID.

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Dark Red shadows

I came to Australia to escape the communist hell, but many knew that some of those demons made the journey too.

I came to Australia to escape the communist hell, but many knew that some of those demons made the journey too.

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After the Fall of Saigon, my father was ill-treated in communist hard-labour camps, where many of his colleagues died, because he was a Signal Corps Lieutenant Colonel. Many former military officers’ houses were forfeited, and their families were forced to relocate to the new economic zones.

The local government told Mum they wanted to take two storeys of our four-storey house and turn it into an administration office. Mum realised that their next step would be stripping us of our house completely and forcing us to move. At the time Mum had approximately 7kg of gold – earned from years working as children’s wear producer/wholesaler – stockpiled and hidden, so she took some and bribed the local officials to leave our house alone. Then, together with her sister, Mum opened a ‘co-operative clothing factory’ at our house. Regardless, the fear of losing the house never left our minds. But wait there’s more!