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Articles by Nadia Wright

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About Nadia Wright (2 Articles)
Nadia Wright, whose mother was Varsnik Deukmedjian, was born and raised in New Zealand, and later settled in Australia with her husband. When he was posted to Singapore, she began researching its Armenian community, which led to her book Respected Citizens: the History of Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia, and a subsequent book on the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid. After retiring from teaching, Nadia completed a Ph.D. and is currently engaged in further historical research and writing.

The Armenians of Singapore: An Historical Perspective

Special for the Armenian Weekly Travellers visiting the bustling city-state of Singapore may not be aware of the great impact made by the Armenians who form one of its smallest minorities. Between 1820 and 2000, fewer than 700 Armenians ever lived in Singapore. Although most were transient, with a [more...]

January 6, 2015 // 32 Comments

Fallen but Never Forgotten: Armenian Victims of the Pacific War

Special for the Armenian Weekly Knowledge of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 is etched into the American psyche. Less known are the simultaneous attacks on the Philippines, Hong Kong, the Straits Settlements, the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), and within a week, Burma (Myanmar). [more...]

July 9, 2014 // 9 Comments