Photograph 9759669
Yugoslavian refugee boy, with a hole in his heart, is greeted by his aunt and uncle, The Vicich family of refugees from Yugoslavia who settled in Australia under the auspices of the High Commissioner for Refugees when the Australian Government agreed to take a substantial quota of "physically handicapped" families has repaid the Australian Governments generosity. Young Mario Vicich was ten when with his parents and sister, he arrived in Australia under a special concession because Mario had a "hole in the heart" and doctors gave him only eight years to live. That was in 1960. Mario went aboard the FAIRSEA recently to help welcome his aunt, uncle and two cousins, the Rus family from Yugoslavia, via two years in Italy

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A12111, 1/1962/5/2
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