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Hong Lim interviewed by Diana Giese for the Post-war Chinese Australians oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1194573
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lim, Hong, 1950- interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1996 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 106 min.) 
Series

Post-war Chinese Australians oral history project.

Summary

Hon. Hong Lim, Labor politician, State Parliamentarian for Clayton, Vic., Chairman of the Victorian Indo-Chinese Communities Council, and former Executive Officer, Cambodian Association of Victoria, speaks of how he came to Australia from Cambodia under the Colombo Plan in 1970, how he studied English and was sent to the University of Tasmania, how he would continue to write to his fiance up until 1975 about the civil war at home, the terrible toll exacted by Pol Pot, how his wife joined him in Australia but their plans to return in 1975 were aborted when they discovered the Khmer Rouge had killed most of their families, how he was extorted by the false hope of finding his brother alive, his work as an interpreter for the Australian government in the refugee camps in Thailand, his criticism of present day Australian government policy by restricting Cambodian immigration, discusses his own family background and the extended family in Chinese life but this was not practiced by the Chinese Australian community when the first Indo-Chinese arrived in Melbourne in 1975, the need for the Chinese community in Australia to seek more political than economic status, how to deal with racism in Australia.

Lim also talks about his life as a Member of Parliament and the current situation in Cambodia.

Notes

Recorded on Sept. 9, 1996 at Melbourne, Vic.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary (2 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 61 leaves) available. 
Subjects Lim, Hong, 1950- -- Interviews.  |  Australian Labor Party. Victorian Branch.  |  Victorian Indo-Chinese Communities Council.  |  Cambodian Association of Victoria.  |  Chinese Australians -- Interviews.  |  Cambodian Australians -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Interviews.  |  Cambodian Australians -- Victoria -- Social life and customs.
Occupation State politicians.
Other authors/contributors Giese, Diana, 1947- interviewer
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