Our Stories - 40 years of Vietnamese settlement in Australia

Published Tuesday, 4th October 2016

The Vietnamese Community taking part in the Fairfield Festival Parade, in Fairfield, circa 1981.

Photographs capturing 40 years of Vietnamese settlement in Australia will be on display at Whitlam Library, Cabramatta from 1 October to 1 December 2016.

The photographs from the Immigration Museum (Victoria) and the Vietnamese Community of Australia provide an insightful and informative overview of Australia’s first wave of Vietnamese migrants.

To coincide with the exhibition the Fairfield Open Libraries will be hosting talks with prominent figures from the Vietnamese Community:

Our Stories – Tuong Quang Luu AO
Saturday 08 October 2016
10.30am to noon
Whitlam Library

Tuong Quang Luu will explore the changes and challenges the Vietnamese community has experienced since their settlement in Australia in the mid 1970s.

Tuong Quang Luu came to Australia as a refugee in May 1975. He was a research fellow at ANU and became Australia’s first Vietnamese-born barrister. He has worked as a Director in the Immigration Department and the Head of SBS Radio from 1989 to 2006. He was honoured as an officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in 2002 and was named `Australian Achiever of the Year 2002'.

Our Stories – CL. Dai Le, Thang Ngo & Jenny Tew
Saturday 22 October 2016
10.30am to noon
Whitlam Library

Fairfield City Councillor Dai Le, renowned food blogger Thang Ngo and businesswoman Jenny Tew, all prominent figures in the Vietnamese Community, will share in this informal talk about their migration experience including the challenges they faced and their achievements.

Light refreshment will be provided for both events and bookings are essential. To book visit https://fairfieldcity.spydus.com, email libraryenquiries@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or call 9725 0333.