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gelatin silver photograph
15.4 × 22.6 cm (image)
Place/s of Execution
Reservoir, Melbourne, Victoria
inscribed in blue ballpoint pen on reverse c.: © MÉHES / REPRODUCTION ONLY / CHUN FAMILY
inscribed in red fibre-tipped pen on reverse c.: 1989
inscribed in pencil on reverse c.: 73% P19 PIC 25
typed on accompanying paper label: “This is my family, my wife Mun, my eldest boy, Thoeun, and my other / children Koeum, Theam, Bunta. We are from Cambodia and both our families / were farmers. Our first boy was born in Cambodia, the next two children were / born in Thailand in a refugee camp called Khaoi I Dang, on the border with / Cambodia, where we lived for seven years. We came to Australia in 1987 and / our youngest child was born in Melbourne in that same year. I now have a job / in a factory making boxes for Ford Company, and my wife looks after our / home and the children. Our eldest boy, Thoeun, is at high school and the / other two are at state school. Our youngest is still at home. We have been / renting this house from the Ministry of Housing since December 1988. / CHEAN, MUN, THOEUN, KHOEUM, THEAM and BUNTA CHUN / RESERVOIR (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