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Vietnamese Boat People Monument

Guiding Light | Rosella Badios

The Vietnamese Boat People Monument designed and created by Adelaide Artists Tony Rosella and Ash Badios is the latest public artwork to be unveiled in the City of Adelaide.

Situated along the Torrens river on Victoria Drive the Monument reflects the experiences and story of the Vietnamese Boat People and their remarkable journey. The work tells of a generational story born from oppression and is reflected upon by two Vietnamese figures, a young woman and boy. Their conversation describes a journey, marred with peril and fuelled by hope for a better future.

The Monument honours those that did not survive the journey and is also a symbol of gratitude for welcoming the boat people to Australia. It was made possible after four years of dedication and fundraising by the Vietnamese Boat People Monument Association and community.

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