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Interview with Sister Elizabeth Nghia [sound recording] Interviewer: Helen Chryssides

Item Title
Interview with Sister Elizabeth Nghia [sound recording] Interviewer: Helen Chryssides
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 250/3
Creator
Bui, Elizabeth Nghia (1945 - )
Description

Elizabeth Nghia Bui was born in North Vietnam. Her family fled to South Vietnam in 1954 and settled in Saigon. Elizabeth entered the order of the Lovers of the Holy Cross and trained first as a teacher and then as a social worker. In 1975 at the time of the fall of Saigon she was in charge of an orphanage which came under Communist control. Elizabeth escaped on board a fishing boat with 31 others in June 1976. After two weeks they were rescued and taken to Japan. From there Elizabeth decided to come to Australia. She was sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and arrived in Adelaide in September 1976. Elizabeth then helped to form the Indochinese Australian Women's Association and for several years worked in a voluntary capacity to provide welfare services while the Association battled for funds. Elizabeth describes the wide ranging services of the Association and the positive impact it has had on refugees and the wider community.

Recorded on 17 January 1994. 1 hour 37 minutes

Quantity
2 cassette tapes
Access
Not for loan - Reading room access only
Finding Aid

Full transcript with appendix of pamphlets about Indochinese Australian Women's Association available (27 pages)

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  • Oral History of Women's Political Activity : SUMMARY RECORD [sound recording] Interviewers: Barbara Baird, Helen Chryssides, June Donovan and Adair Dunsford, OH 250; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

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