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Carina Hoang Carina Hoang i(A139205 works by) (birth name: Hoàng Thị Oanh Oanh)
Born: Established: 1963 Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon),
Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: ca. 2006
Heritage: Vietnamese
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Carina Hoang, a Vietnamese boat person, arrived in the US at the age of sixteen. Over a period of twentry years, she gained a Bachelor of Chemistry and Masters in Business Administration. In 2006, Hoang re-settled in Perth where she enrolled at Murdoch University and completed an honours thesis on the significance of memoirs to history.

On International Women's Day 2011, Hoang was inducted into Western Australia's inaugural Hall of Fame by His Excellency Dr Ken Michael AC, Governor of Western Australia.

Source: Murdoch University website,
Sighted: 28 March 2011.

Most Referenced Works


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Awards for Works

Boat People : Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1975 - 1996 2010 anthology autobiography correspondence diary

'The book includes extracts from diaries, letters, and other testimony of former UNHCR officers located in Canada, Indonesia, the US and Australia. Among them is 84-year-old Talbot Bashall, who served as Controller of the Refugee Control Centre in Hong Kong. After so many years, these privileged perspectives on the exodus can finally be shared.

'Carina Hoang has also assembled a powerful collection of photographic images, most of which are published for the first time. They are vital to the book's first objective, which is to preserve the historical record for the education of future generations of the global boat-people diaspora.

'The book's other goal is to tell how the survivors of the exodus have been, on the whole, able to make valuable contributions to the societies that accepted them.' (From the author's website.)

2012 Silver Independent Publisher Book Awards Independent Publisher Books Awards (Australia/New Zealand - Best Regional Non-Fiction)
2011 highly commended Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-Fiction
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