Darwin, Australia, 21 November Vessel: Tu Do After the fall of Saigon to Communist forces inthousands of Vietnamese fled their country, many in overcrowded, leaky boats headed for Australia. Although built specifically to escape Vietnam, to keep it inconspicuous it was constructed like typical fishing craft used on the island.
Tweet The surge in Vietnamese immigration to Australia was the first test for multiculturalism after the White Australia Policy ended.
Fewer than Australians reported Vietnam was their birthplace in the census but that number grew to more than 80, 15 years later.
At the most recent census in more thanAustralians said Vietnam was their place of birth. The actual number of Vietnamese-born Australians is estimated to be more thansince many people did not declare their place of birth in the national survey. The influx of Vietnamese people to Australia came just after the Whitlam Government removed the last elements of the White Australia Policy in the s.
The term refers to a series of laws that prevented people from outside Europe immigrating to Australia, starting with the Immigration Restriction Act That law required immigrants to take a dictation test in any European language until the test was removed in In the seven years ending in Australia accepted close to 60, Vietnamese refugees, most via plane.
While more than 2, Vietnamese people came to Australia in unauthorised boats in the seven years following the fall of Saigon inmany more started their voyages but were killed at sea.
Various accounts, some personalsaid Thai pirates often raped Vietnamese women and killed Vietnamese boat refugees, including children. Many who stayed in Vietnam after faced harsh treatment in camps similar to the USSR's Gulag camps, the late professor of political science Rudolph J Rummel wrote in Several ministers of parliament and some newspapers labelled Vietnamese arrivals as queue jumpers, who were accused of carefully planning their stories to attract sympathy.The Vietnamese diaspora are celebrating the 40th year of migration to Australia, but the way we treat Vietnamese refugees has only gone .
Within the next 5 years, 56 boats carrying 2, Vietnamese people reached Australian shores in Darwin. Why would the Vietnamese stop coming by boat? Vietnam’s Government relaxes departure restrictions creating a jump in migration arrival numbers to Australia.
Vietnam-born people in Australia. The majority are students.
Some are former South Vietnamese Government officials and their families are resettled at the request of the US Government. Fishing. Vietnamese Australians have an exceptionally low rate of return migration to Vietnam. In December , the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade estimated that there were 3, Australian citizens resident in Vietnam.
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More than 80, Vietnamese people moved to Australia in the decade following the Vietnam War, many as refugees.
Thursday, April 30 marks 40 years since the North Vietnamese took the South’s capital of Saigon and renamed it Ho Chi Minh City after their former nationalist leader.