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'My Mother Told Me', 2007

This is a short black-and-white and colour film about the impact of cultural dislocation on identity examined through a young woman's desperate quest to make sense of her life, both past and present. The first clip explores the mother's life and family in Cambodia before and during the war using archival photos and moving ...

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Cambodian refugees

How do people become refugees? From the late 1960s, the small Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia was dragged into a war that was not of its making. Many thousands of its people suffered terribly when their country was caught up in the Vietnam War. Watch as ABC reporter Andrew Swanton covers the flight of refugees into the ...

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Mysteries of Angkor

Did you know that around 800 years ago the world's biggest city was in Cambodia? From the 10th century, Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire, which ruled a huge part of South-East Asia for around three centuries. But Angkor was abandoned in the 15th century. Discover how modern archaeological techniques are now helping ...

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Cambodian refugees

How do people become refugees? From the late 1960s, the small Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia was dragged into a war that was not of its making. Many thousands of its people suffered terribly when their country was caught up in the Vietnam War. Watch as ABC reporter Andrew Swanton covers the flight of refugees into the ...

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Zhou Daguan's account of Medieval Angkor

The city of Angkor was the centre of the mighty Khmer Empire for five hundred years, beginning around 900 CE. It was not only one of the most populous cities in the world, it featured some of the most sophisticated architecture and infrastructure, particularly in regards to water distribution. In this beautiful animation, ...

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Fair and reliable reporting on Medieval Angkor

What are the dangers of relying on one historical source for an understanding of an ancient society? How important is it for historians to verify information? In this animation of one of history's most significant documents, Zhou Dugaun's 'A Record of Cambodia: the land and its People', consider the reliability of Zhou's ...

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Angkor Wat

This is a colour photograph of the Angkor Wat temple in the northern Cambodian province of Siem Reap. The sandstone of the temple looks golden in the early morning light, and is reflected in the water in the foreground. A gallery with columns extends around the outside of the ground floor of the building and the rest of ...

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National treasures, 2004: Cuc Lam's suitcase

'Cuc Lam's suitcase' is an episode of the television series 'National treasures' produced in 2004. In the episode, Cuc Lam talks to Warren Brown about her journey as a refugee from Vietnam to Australia, via a refugee camp in Malaysia. She tells him about some of the few precious possessions she brought with her: her sister's ...

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Leaving Cambodia: timeline

This is a website that chronicles the development timeline of Cambodia, detailing the development of modern Cambodia, the years of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, and the years since. The modern timeline contains links to the life stories of six Cambodian nationals who have migrated to Australia, with key events within the ...

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Sovan Goldstraw

This is a page on the NSW Migration Heritage website that contains the detailed biography of a Cambodian refugee, Sovan Goldstraw. Through the use of historical timelines, a written memoir, personal photographs and recorded video interviews, Sovan recalls her migration story after she was displaced from Cambodia to Australia ...

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Lina Tjoeng

This is a page on the NSW Migration Heritage website that contains the detailed biography of a Cambodian refugee. Through the use of historical timelines, a written memoir, personal photographs and recorded video interviews, Lina Tjoeng reveals her migration journey after she was displaced from Cambodia and subsequently ...

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Buntha Nhem

This is a page on the NSW Migration Heritage website that contains the detailed biography of a Cambodian refugee, Buntha Nhem. Mapped to a timeline, Buntha tells his personal story of displacement from Cambodia during the Pol Pot era, and his subsequent migration to Australia via Bangkok in 1983, through recorded video ...

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Theau Yorth

This is a page on the NSW Migration Heritage website that contains the detailed biography of a Cambodian refugee who migrated to Australia via Thailand in 1982. Through the use of historical timelines and personal accounts, told through a written memoir and recorded video interviews, Theau Yorth recounts his displacement ...

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Phiny Ung

This is a page on the NSW Migration Heritage website that details the story of Phiny Ung, a Cambodian refugee who came to Australia in 1980. Phiny's personal account is told through a written memoir, personal photographs and video interviews in which she describes the migration experience of a displaced Cambodian citizen ...

Teacher resource

Angkor

This unit of work focuses on the Angkor / Khymer Empire depth study in the year 8 History curriculum. It provides teachers with a contextual overview and a series of learning sequences and PDF resources to assist them in the delivery and assesment of the topic. It also links to a range of sources and draws on digital mapping ...

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Angkor Wat bas relief carvings

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore images of life during the ancient Khmer Empire, including its dancers, using bas reliefs found on the walls of the temples of Angkor. The teacher notes provide background information about the ancient Khmer ...

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Standing adorned Buddha, 12th century

This is a sculpture depicting a standing Buddha forming the double gesture of assurance (abhaya mudra). The sculpture is from the Angkor Wat period (1100-1175) in Cambodia or Thailand. The work of art is shown as an enlargeable image. Text onscreen gives information about the distinctive Khmer style of this sculpture, the ...

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The Globalising World: Changing policies and Australian identity

This is a unit of work about migration to Australia from 1945. It has a particular focus on how migration has shaped Australia as a nation over time. It has four teaching and learning sequences that explore: changes to Australia’s immigration policies including the dismantling of the White Australia Policy; reasons for ...

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Exploring Angkor with Zhou Daguan

Angkor, located in northwest Cambodia, was one of the world’s most impressive cities in the years between 900 and 1431 CE. With its elaborate temples, canals, dependable agriculture and powerful military, Angkor supported three quarters of a million people, making it the most populous pre-industralised city in the world. ...