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.
Image courtesy Noel Bell
How to cite this page: ' Children scavenging in rubbish dump ', URL: https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/children-scavenging-rubbish-dump, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Apr-2011