Why did Vietnamese migrate to Australia in 1975?

Why did Vietnamese migrate?

Political oppression, poverty, and continued war were the main reasons Vietnamese fled their country. The desire to leave was especially great for Vietnamese who had fought for the South, worked with the United States, or held positions in the South Vietnamese government.

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 many died in the Vietnam War?

In 1995 Vietnam released its official estimate of the number of people killed during the Vietnam War: as many as 2,000,000 civilians on both sides and some 1,100,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters. The U.S. military has estimated that between 200,000 and 250,000 South Vietnamese soldiers died.

Which suburb has the most Vietnamese?

Vietnamese migrants largely occupy Melbourne’s west: Footscray, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Braybrook, Sunshine North, Sunshine West, St Albans, Albanvale and Deer Park. However, there is also a pocket of Vietnamese migrants in the city’s south-east, in the suburbs of Springvale and Keysborough.

Where do most Vietnamese live in Sydney?

In Melbourne the suburbs of Richmond, Footscray, Springvale, Sunshine and St Albans have a significant proportion of Vietnamese-Australians, while in Sydney they are concentrated in Cabramatta, Cabramatta West, Canley Vale, Canley Heights, Bankstown, St John’s Park and Fairfield.

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