Why did Vietnamese migrate to Australia in 1975?
The majority of Vietnamese came to Victoria after the Communist government took over their homeland at the end of the Vietnam War. Those already in Australia were offered permanent residence, and refugees began to be admitted through resettlement camps based in South East Asia.
What did Vietnamese bring to Australia?
Vietnamese Australians have contributed creatively to many areas of Australian life such as politics, cuisine, arts, and research. Early impressions of Sydney include how spread out and lonely Sydney seemed after the constant bustle of Vietnamese cities.
How did Vietnamese refugees get to Australia?
The vast majority of refugees from Vietnam, however, arrived in Australia by plane after selection by Australian officials in refugee camps established throughout South-East Asia. Since 1976 Australia has become home to a thriving Vietnamese community.
What difficulties did Vietnamese immigrants experience when coming to Australia?
When they finally arrived in Australia, starting a new life presented many obstacles such as homesickness, unemployment and racism. During the four stages of their migration, ‘boat people’ faced many adversities. However, these hard times could not stop the Vietnamese from thriving in this new country.
When did the most immigrants come to Australia?
The First Fleet arrived in Botany Bay carrying more than 1,300 convicts and military personnel. The gold rush brought more than 600,000 immigrants to Australia between 1851 and 1860. Immigration increased as a result of a thriving economy. Population reached 3 million.