The Long Journey: Vietnamese Migration and Settlement In Australia by N. Vivani. Condition is "Very good". Sent with Standard Parcel Delivery.
There are now thousands of Vietnamese
Settled in Australia. Who are they? Why did
they leave Vietnam? How did they get here
and what has happened to them since their
arrival in a new country? These are some of
the questions which the author asks. and
Some of the answers are surprising for a
country that once had a White Australia
policy. There are also some interesting
comparisons with the experience of other
countries with their Vietnamese settlers.
Vietnamese refugee migration is of historic
Significance to Australians; first, because ot
the White Australia policy heritage, and
second, because a number of these refugees
landed directly on Australia's northern
shores. These two factors make this migration
Dr Viviani offers a comprehensive discussion of the origins of these refugees, the politics of their entry into Australia and a study of their reception and settlemen experiences here. Her discussion is related to the broader concerns of racial balance in
Australia, of unemployment, of 'ghettos and so on. The story 1s also set in the context of the larger exodus of Indochinese, and the responses of Australia and other countries to that continuing problem.