Vietnamese Boat People Monument unveiled

Today, the Vietnamese Boat People Monument Association unveiled the completed artwork with a special ceremony on the bank of the River Torrens.

The Honourable Tung Ngo, Member of the Legislative Council and Co-Chair of Vietnamese Boat People Association, extended an invitation to SAPOL’s Vietnamese Police Officers to attend and participate in the event. Officers Sergeant Scott Hoang, Sergeant Anthony Nguyen, Detective Brevet Sergeant Tung Tran and Detective Brevet Sergeant Timothy Nguyen were proud to contribute to the ceremony.

“SAPOL is honoured to be invited to what is a very proud and profound moment in Vietnamese history in South Australia,” said Acting Assistant Commissioner John Venditto.

Sergeant Scott Hoang said, “I volunteered to work this special event as this part of history is significant to me, as my father was one of the ‘boat people.’ My father risked his own life to pursue a better life for his family. The monument represents the difficult journey of the Vietnamese people but conversely it also represents the inclusiveness, acceptance and generosity of the Australian people.”

The monument is located on the Riverbank, on the corner of Victoria Drive and Kintore Avenue.

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