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Refugees

This is a compilation of five teaching sequences about refugees. It includes sections on factors leading to people being forced to leave and seek safety; refugees and asylum seekers; life in a refugee camp; statistics about refugees worldwide; Myanmar refugees; and how a number of international support programs are empowering ...

Interactive Resource

Refugees welcome here

This resource embeds the use of online collaboration tools and 21st century learning skills in a student-centered hands-on project designed to welcome refugees into their community. The syllabus outcomes are aligned to NSW Stage 4 English, Geography or Visual Arts but this could be used with older or younger students by ...

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Vietnamese refugees and immigrants

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources is organised into five categories - fleeing Vietnam by boat; the voyage of the Hong Hai; arriving as migrants; living in Australia in the 1970s and 80s; and Vietnamese refugees and the arts. The collection contains interactive learning objects, photographs, artefacts, artworks ...

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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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Refugees and migration: global people

This is an interactive resource about the human dimension of migration and refugees. A picture storybook and factual texts are used to explore: the reasons people migrate; the definition of a refugee; the definition of an asylum seeker; and the history of Australia's immigration. Personal refugee and migration stories are ...

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Refugee children, Sydney, 1979

This is a colour photograph taken in a classroom at Chester Hill North Primary School in south-western Sydney on 6 July 1979. A teacher, Ms Wendy Douglas, is with three unidentified children. The blond-haired girl on the left-hand side of the photograph is believed to be Australian-born, but the other two are refugees from ...

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Vietnamese refugees at sea, 1979

This black-and-white photograph shows, from behind, a boat crowded with Vietnamese men, women and children in heavy seas; ahead of it and travelling in the same direction is another boat with a small number of people standing on the deck. The photograph is captioned on the reverse 'Disaster and rescue in the South China ...

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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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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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'Kurdish refugees of the Gulf War', 1992

This is a work of art by Hasan Bagdas that uses paper collage and oil paint to depict Kurdish refugees fleeing chemical warfare during the Gulf War. Paper has been folded and manipulated to create four figures carrying bundles against an arid background. One figure with stick in hand dominates the foreground and there are ...

Teacher resource

Refugees and migration: words to unite us

This is an interactive resource that uses three picture storybooks to explore the topics of refugees and migration. The resource presents people from different nations, cultures and religions. It examines the books for meaning and identifies devices used in the books to enhance meaning and shape readers' reactions. The ...

Teacher resource

Refugees and migration: seeking refuge - the journey

This is an interactive resource about refugees and asylum seekers. It contain sections about the journey refugees take including the reasons for leaving their home, their physical journey and the process of seeking refuge and resettlement. The resource is presented as a unit of work with activities aimed at developing the ...

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Refugee kids: adjusting to a new culture

How can we help refugees adjust to their new life in Australia? Look at this group of teenage African refugee boys as they take part in an eight-week training course. Through a program of physically challenging activities, they learn to take positive risks and regain their ability to trust.

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East Timorese refugees arrive in Darwin, 1975

This is a black-and-white photograph of the deck of a ship carrying East Timorese refugees. The photograph, taken by the Australian Information Service, is captioned on the reverse: 'The scene on deck as 272 East Timor refugees (mainly Portuguese) arrive in Darwin aboard the ship MACDILI, NT 1975'. The image shows approximately ...

Video

In Limbo, 2002: Refugee Studies Centre

This clip shows scenes at Oxford University, including lectures in the Refugee Studies Centre. It opens with soft piano music and shots of Hoi Trinh studying at the University, having been accepted into its Refugee Studies Program, the only one of its kind in Europe. In a voice-over he tells of his acceptance into the Program ...

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Refugee analysis from The Conversation

This is a collection of 200+ articles about refugees. It includes articles about the Australian government’s refugee policy over time, policies and approaches internationally, articles on the western Europe migrant crisis of 2015, “explainers” on why refugee intake number vary across Europe, and a long-read essay by Julian ...

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Video of Anita Apinis speaking about her parents, who emigrated from Latvia as refugees, 2006

This is a video of Anita Apinis speaking about her parents' experience of emigrating from Latvia to Australia as refugees. She demonstrates traditional Latvian weaving on the loom that her parents brought to Australia, made from salvaged wood in a displaced person's camp in Memmingen, Germany. She also discusses traditional ...

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Video of Nyabana Riek speaking about her experience as a refugee from Sudan, 2006

This is a video of Nyabana Riek speaking about her experience as a refugee from Sudan. She talks about escaping war in Sudan, living in refugee camps, losing most of her family, immigrating to Australia with her sister, being bullied at school in Australia and receiving support from the local Sudanese community. The video ...

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Video of Cuc Lam describing her experience as a refugee from Vietnam, 2006

This is a video of Cuc Lam speaking about her experience as a refugee from Vietnam. She talks about her unsuccessful attempts to escape from Vietnam, and about finally escaping with her husband by boat in 1978 and being rescued by the Malaysian navy. She also talks about the deaths of her niece and nephew during their attempt ...

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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.