Summary

Colour digital image of Bul Bulkoch's mother, father, sister Mimi and other extended family members in Kakuma, Kenya 1995. While Bul was in boarding school, his family was at the refugee camp in Kakuma in Kenya. The water carrier (a plastic container covered with hessian) on the ground to the right of the family group was crucial for transporting water when on the move and keeping it cool.

Bul Bulkoch was born in southern Sudan in 1983 in the same year the war in Sudan began. Bul and his family fled Sudan trekking through Ethiopia, back to Sudan and finally to Kenya, residing in refugee camps until finally successfully gaining acceptance to Australia as refugees. Bul was 13 when he arrived in Australia in 1996 with his parents, younger sister and brothers. When he arrived at Melbourne International Airport, he had only the clothes he was wearing. As an Australian teenager, Bul played basketball, made many friends, and completed his secondary education at Footscray City College. He went on to complete his university engineering degree and now works for Rio Tinto in Western Australia as a mining engineer and planner.

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Colour photograph of group of seven Sudanese men, women and children seated and standing outside a hut.

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