Tuesday, 25 June 2024  
How many of the 1500 asylum seeker lives lost at sea since 2001 could have been saved?
Zahra (6), Fatima (7) and Eman (9) - the daughters of Sondos Ismail and Ahmed Alzalimi -  three of the 146 children who lost their lives when the vessel that has become known as SIEVX foundered in international waters en route to Christmas Island on 19 October 2001.
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Other SIEVX Sites


Jannah ~ The SIEVX Memorial

An online condolence book created in September 2002 by Mary Dagmar Davies, dedicated to compassion and remembrance. Visitors are invited to add their tributes, thoughts or prayers for the 353 people who drowned on SIEVX.
[Editor's note: 17 January 2007 ~ This site appears to be offline for the moment. In the meantime I have changed the link to the archived version at the National Library.]

The SIEVX Memorial Collaboration

The SIEVX National Memorial Project launched at Parliament House in October 2003 by author Steve Biddulph and Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown, is a nationwide young people's art collaboration, inviting secondary school art classes to submit designs for a national memorial to the 353 children, women and men who drowned in the refugee boat disaster of the same name, in October 2001.

The aim is to design and build a memorial site on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, and by doing this to develop Australia's conscience and awareness of the needs of people fleeing terror beyond our shores. (See also stevebiddulph.com)

Family of SIEV X Inc.

Family of SIEV X Inc. is an initiative of husbands and fathers living in Australia who lost entire families when the boat sank. Projects include -
  • Arabic SIEV X website;
  • stories and information about SIEV X available in English & Arabic;
  • local SIEV X memorials where the bereaved can go to grieve;
  • the memories of their loved ones to be honoured;
  • opportunity for survivors and bereaved to spend time together;
  • anniversary of SIEV X to be remembered.

SIEV X Reader

This site outlines the work of a committee who developed a Case Study for Australian Secondary Schools on the 2001 Sinking of the Indonesian fishing vessel the SIEV X and subsequent 353 deaths.

Tony Kevin

Tony Kevin coined the name 'SIEVX' and brought the SIEVX disaster to the attention of the Senate Select Committee on A Certain Maritime Incident (CMI). His website includes his speeches and writings on SIEVX.
Editor's note: 2 October 2011 ~ This site is no longer available via direct URL. I have changed the link above to the Waybackmachine's archival holdings of this site last trawled in October 2008.]

Margo Kingston's SIEVX Archives

Sydney Morning Herald journalist Margo Kingston was one of the first commentators to write on the SIEVX Affair and was the person responsible for bringing to public attention Howard's misleading statements concerning where SIEVX sank.
[Editor's note: 2 October 2011 ~ This site is no longer available via direct URL. I have changed the link above to a google listing of Margo Kingston's SIEVX writings.]

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