Following the collapse of the South Vietnam regime and the end of the war in 1975, Vietnamese refugees began to arrive in Australia. They formed communities in the Melbourne suburbs of Richmond, Footscray, and Springvale, and the Sydney suburbs of Cabramatta, Canley Vale, and Canley Heights.
What have Vietnamese brought to Australia?
Since 1975 they have taken the initiative in setting up support networks such as the Vietnamese Community in Australia (VCA), language schools, media and numerous temples. Vietnamese Australians have contributed creatively to many areas of Australian life such as politics, cuisine, arts, and research.
What countries influenced Vietnamese cuisine?
Vietnamese cuisine varies somewhat by region, with Chinese influences (such as stir fries, noodles, and use of chopsticks) in the north, as well as Cambodian (Khmer) and French influences in the south.
Why did the Vietnamese choose to migrate to Australia?
The majority of Vietnamese came to Victoria after the Communist government took over their homeland at the end of the Vietnam War. Those already in Australia were offered permanent residence, and refugees began to be admitted through resettlement camps based in South East Asia.
What is the most common Vietnamese first name?
The most common are Le, Pham, Tran, Ngo, Vu, Do, Dao, Duong, Dang, Dinh, Hoang and Nguyen – the Vietnamese equivalent of Smith. About 50 percent of Vietnamese have the family name Nguyen. The given name, which appears last, is the name used to address someone, preceded by the appropriate title.
What do Vietnamese eat daily?
Meals emphasize rice, vegetables and fish, and cooking methods often involve steaming or stir-frying. Rice is the staple of the diet, consumed in some form in almost every meal. For Vietnamese adults, all three meals of the day may consist of steamed rice with side dishes of vegetables or fish or meat.