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Listed under:  History  >  World history  >  Vietnamese history
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John Gorton, prime minister 1968-71

This is a black-and-white photograph of John Gorton, Australia's nineteenth prime minister. It shows him talking with troops at Nui Dat, South Vietnam, in June 1968.

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Vietnamese refugees and their children's future

This clip explores how the children of Vietnamese refugees can feel a strong sense of obligation and responsibility because the refugee generation 'laid out its body as a bridge' for them 'to walk over'. Helen Huynh describes how her parents' sacrifices made it essential that she succeed in her studies. She tells of the ...

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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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Melbourne moratorium against Vietnam War

It's 1970 and the streets of Melbourne are clogged with protesters who want to end Australia's support for the Vietnam war. But they are not the only ones who have turned out. There are those who support the war, curious onlookers, and members of the press. The different views of those in attendance hint at the unrest caused, ...

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Anti-conscription protest

Stand in the middle of a crowd of young people as they demonstrate peacefully against conscription for the Vietnam War probably some time in the very early 1960s. One young man directs the crowd's issues to Robert Kennedy, the US senator who was later assassinated in the USA.

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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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Asian food market, Richmond, 1988

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1988 showing an Asian food market in Richmond, Victoria. Like many Asian food markets it sells traditional produce. The photograph is part of a larger collection illustrating the culture and way of life of the Melbourne Vietnamese community in 1988, taken by Elizabeth Gilliam ...

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Dr Dinh Quoc An, 1988

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1988 showing Dr Dinh Quoc An, a medical doctor who qualified in Melbourne after originally practising in Vietnam. The photograph was taken in Richmond, Victoria, by Elizabeth Gilliam (1942-) as part of a series of photographs of the Vietnamese community. The image measures 20.3 ...

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Vietnamese refugees’ vegetable gardens, 1988

This is a black-and-white photograph of three members of the Indo-Chinese Elderly Refugees’ Association of Victoria tending plots of vegetables on Housing Commission land. Blocks of double-storeyed flats are in the background. It measures approximately 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm.

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The Odd Angry Shot, 1979: 'You reckon we're doing any good by being here?'

This clip shows three off-duty Australian soldiers at their camp, during their service in Vietnam. While hanging out his washing, 'Bung' (John Hargreaves) asks the others if they think they're doing any good by being there. An older soldier, the cynical Harry (Graham Kennedy), predicts that the 'commos' will win. He criticises ...

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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 ...

Teacher resource

Activities: English, Episode 1 - Childhood

This resource for English teachers is focused on a variety of childhood experiences in Australia, and also relates to childbearing and the women's movement. It supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 1 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series. This series investigates the social ...

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Cuc Lam's Suitcase

This is a multilayered webpage produced by the National Film and Sound Archive with an embedded 4 minute video discussing the cultural symbolism of Vietnamese refugee Cuc Lam's suitcase. There are supporting sections including a detailed description of the origin of the video; basic background information on the history ...

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Sites2See: Australia and the Vietnam War

These are online resources for the topic Australia in the Vietnam War Era, including music, images and links to archival video clips from Australian Screen with teachers' notes.

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Laptop wrap: Voices of Vietnam

This resource is a page with a focus on developing student opinion of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, with supporting activities and links to resources.

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Paul Ham: Changing interpretations

In this resource Paul Ham talks about changing interpretations in history.

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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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The Cold War 1945-1991

Cold War tensions between the USA and the USSR became so significant that a potentially disastrous nuclear war seemed imminent.

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Conscription in the 20th century

This collection examines the history of conscription in Australia, with a particular focus on the conscription debate in World War One and during the Vietnam War.

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The Boat

SBS has adapted the title short story in Nam Le's anthology 'The Boat' for an interactive graphic novel. It is recommended for students of 15+ years. A number of comprehension activities are provided for students to engage with as they read the story, including predicting, monitoring, summarising, questioning, visualising ...