Colour digital image of Bul Bulkoch with mother, father and sister Mimi in Nimule Southern Sudan, near the Ugandan border. Nimule was almost a small town but as there were no shops the family would cross the border into Uganda to purchase necessities.

Bul Bulkoch was born in southern Sudan in 1983 in the same year the war in Sudan began. Bul and his family fled Sudan trekking through Ethiopia, back to Sudan and finally to Kenya, residing in refugee camps until finally successfully gaining acceptance to Australia as refugees. Bul was 13 when he arrived in Australia in 1996 with his parents, younger sister and brothers. When he arrived at Melbourne International Airport, he had only the clothes he was wearing. As an Australian teenager, Bul played basketball, made many friends, and completed his secondary education at Footscray City College. He went on to complete his university engineering degree and now works for Rio Tinto in Western Australia as a mining engineer and planner.

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Colour photograph of group of four Sudanese people, mother, father and two children, seated inside a hut.

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