Pencil Drawing by Thomas Le. It depicts the rescue of Mai Ho and her fellow refugees by a British oil rig. It is one of a series of illustrations commissioned by the Immigration Museum used to tell the story of Mai Ho a Vietnamese 'boat person' who arrived in Australia in the 1970s. Copies of the illustrations were displayed but Thomas decided to donate the originals to the collection. Thomas is also a Vietnamese migrant who arrived in Australian in 1978 after leaving Vietnam.

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Pencil drawing in colour. The first frame depicts the refugees flagging a British oil rig. The second frame shows a group of refugees being pulled onto the oil rig in a large cargo net. The final frame depicts the Captain of the Rig presenting Mai with the wheel of her boat, which had to be burnt in order for them to be rescued.

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