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                                       Studies of Australia

The journey of the Hong Hai

                                                     The journey of the Hong Hai
                                                     By visiting a selection of stopping
                                                     points on the 52-day journey of the
                                                     Hong Hai, students can re-create
                                                     the dramatic and extraordinary
                                                     journey of this Vietnamese fishing
                                                     vessel. The actual journey occurred
                                                     in 1978 and was the first case of
                                                     refugee 'boat people' landing on
                                                     Australia's    shores.    At     each
                                                     stopping point students can find
                                                     different objects that were retrieved
                                                     from the Hong Hai after its arrival in
                                                     Australia. These objects include a
                                                     wooden Ba Cau shrine, a Rado
                                                     watch used for navigation, a guitar,
                                                     playing cards and the captain's
binoculars. Through the objects, students can gain insight into the culture, beliefs and
experiences of the refugee passengers.



Learning objects                             LO ID      Years

The journey of the Hong Hai                  779        3-4

The journey of the Hong Hai: design a 684               5-7
museum exhibition



The journey of the Hong Hai: design a museum exhibition

This learning object follows the same format as the first, but on their journey from Vietnam to
Australia students collect items they see at the stopping points to create their own exhibit about
this landmark refugee experience. The exhibition activity requires them to add their own captions to
objects and order them according to one of two themes:

Danger and hardship or
Courage, determination and hope.

Why can't I live where I like?

Education Tasmania has developed Why can't I live where I like?, an online learning sequence
which integrates two learning objects: The journey of the Hong Hai and Nhu Minh:
multiculturalism in Australia. The learning sequence explores the history and future of
immigration in Australia and is based on Tasmania's Essential Learnings framework. The
learning sequence includes the following ideas:




TLF Learning Objects                    -- Ideas for educators--                          Sept 05
Personal futures: Building and maintaining identity and relationships

Understands the ways in which heredity, culture, community and personal choice shape identity
and relationships, and is able to build and maintain resilient, productive relationships.

Social responsibility: Understanding the past and creating preferred futures

Understands that investigating the past and reflecting on the present are essential to
understanding self and others and creating preferred futures.

Understanding goals

   1. Students will understand why some Vietnamese immigrants came to Australia.
      Why did Vietnamese people leave their own country?

   2. Students will understand issues that people face when they become refugees or
      asylum seekers. What are some of the issues that people face when they become
      refugees or asylum seekers?




TLF Learning Objects              -- Ideas for educators--                           Sept 05

				
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