Andrea Fernandes, NSW Migration Heritage Centre (MHC)
John Petersen, MHC
Project management, research, interview*, text, edit, filming*, photography*
Andrea Fernandes, MHC
Web design & production
Annette Loudon, MHC incorporating the Khmer Rouge Toons collection by Bunheang Ung and memorabilia owned by Buntha Nhem and Phiny Ung
With support from Sophie Daniel
Linda Kruger and Jessica Tyrrell
* Thin Em was interviewed by Peter Cox, filmed by Kathleen Phillips, photography by Jean-Francois Lanzarone and Peter Cox, Powerhouse Museum (PHM) for The 80s are back exhibition
With thanks to:
Dr Mina Roces, Associate Professor, School of History and Philosophy, University of New South Wales and Member, MHC Panel of Advisors
Jean-Francois Lanzarone and Rita Orsini, PHM
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship
British Broadcasting Corporation
Central Intelligence Agency (US)
The People of New South Wales, Community Relations Commission
The Settlement of People from Cambodia in New South Wales: development of Cambodian organisations 1975-2008, Cambodian-Australian Welfare Council of NSW Inc.
Tune in to Fairfield City: a multicultural driving tour, NSW Migration Heritage Centre, NSW Premier’s Department and Fairfield City Council
The lives of millions of Cambodians were devastated by the totalitarian Khmer Rouge Pol Pot regime. For every two people who survived, one person perished. About 8,000 Pol Pot survivors now live in New South Wales, mainly in Sydney.
We would like to acknowledge the extraordinary courage and spirit of the six participants for sharing their memories and being filmed with their special keepsakes and photographs. We are grateful for their generous support of this project.