Children scavenging in rubbish dump, circa 1969

Vietnamese children scavenging amongst rubbish looking for reusable or sellable items. The child in the centre of the picture is investigating a cardboard box that once contained New Zealand-made baby powder. Cardboard was potentially quite valuable - many Vietnamese refugees used materials such as cardboard, tin and recycled wood to construct shelters and houses.

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