Fig. 11. Dimensions: 3.5 x 5.5 inches, Early 1981. This was the final image at Lumpini Refugee Transit Centre in Bangkok, before we left Thailand to go to the Philippines to the Batann Refugee Processing Centre. You can see my Mum holding the immigration paperwork. The photo was taken by one of our sponsor’s friends. There was a lot of excitement during this time. There were a lot of religious organisations which would sponsor families and take financial responsibility; others were supported through families such as ours, but there was no guarantee in any of this. We have to remember that some people had no interest in going to the west, some just got caught up in heading west to get out of the camps to avoid war; but settling in the west was not of interest; A Fragile Past: Exploring One Family’s Narrative Through the Photographs They Buried

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