On 26 April 1976 the first boatload of refugees fleeing Vietnam sailed into Darwin Harbour, heralding a series of arrivals over the next few years.
How many Vietnamese refugees came to Australia?
Over 90,000 refugees were processed, and entered Australia during this time.
Who migrated to Australia in the 1970s?
During the 1970s and 1980s around 120,000 southern Asian refugees migrated to Australia. During that twenty years, Australia first began to adopt a policy of what Minister of Immigration Al Grassby termed “multiculturalism”.
What sport did the Vietnamese bring to Australia?
The Vietnamese are also very good at ‘Vovinam’ which is a martial arts sport. The founder of this sport was Nguyễn Lộc. Vovinam uses force and reaction of the opponent. Vovinam also includes using hand, elbow, kicks, escape and levering techniques.
What is the most common Vietnamese first name?
The most common are Le, Pham, Tran, Ngo, Vu, Do, Dao, Duong, Dang, Dinh, Hoang and Nguyen – the Vietnamese equivalent of Smith. About 50 percent of Vietnamese have the family name Nguyen. The given name, which appears last, is the name used to address someone, preceded by the appropriate title.
What percentage of Australia is Vietnamese?
This makes the Vietnamese-born population the sixth largest migrant community in Australia, equivalent to 3.5 per cent of Australia’s overseas-born population and 1.0 per cent of Australia’s total population.
Why did Vietnamese refugees come to America?
Early immigrants were refugee boat people, loyal to South Vietnam in the conflict who fled political persecution or sought economic opportunities. More than half of Vietnamese Americans reside in the two most populous states of California and Texas, primarily their large urban areas.