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gelatin silver photograph
15.3 × 22.7 cm (image)
Place/s of Execution
Maidstone, Victoria
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.r.: 1.1
typed on accompanying paper label: “My name in Vinh. I left Vietnam in 1982 with my older brother. We lived in / Thailand in a refugee camp for about three years before we came to Australia. / In 1988 my two sisters and two brothers left Vietnam and went to Bidong, an / island belonging to Malaysia. They lived there for over a year before they / joined us in Australia one month ago. We have all lived in this house in / Maidstone for one month. We want to move because this house is too far / from the market and the school. I want to become a composer of music and / am at present working as a mail sorter at the G.P.O. (General Post Office). My / brothers and sisters are all learning English at the moment and they all plan to / go to University next year. I still have four brothers and sisters in Vietnam and / I hopE to eventually sponsor them out here too.” / VAN VINH LOAN HUNG and DUNG MAI / MAIDSTONE (underlined)
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of The Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation, Founder Benefactor, 1992
© Viv Méhes
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
Gallery location
Not on display