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  Golden Threads: The Chinese in Regional New South Wales 1850-1950
Golden Threads: Chinese in Regional NSW


 
Our Price: AU$34.95 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - paperback, 132 pages
Author: J. Wilton
Year: 2004
Other Data: b&w & colour photos, bibliog, index
ISBN: 9781863171076

Availability: Out of Print
Product Code: AND143
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Description
 
'Golden Threads' tells the story of the Chinese people who came to, and sometimes settled in New South Wales from the first arrivals in the early 19th century, through the turbulent goldrush years and into the 20th century.

Through their compelling and largely previously unpublished stories, the book explores their experiences, working lives, hopes and beliefs, and the attitudes of a white Australia which viewed the Chinese at one extreme as a menacing threat and at the other an exotic presence.

The book is structured around the themes of work, language, leisure, food, beliefs, leaving and staying. Richly illustrated in full colour, it brings together material from diverse sources including oral histories, government and media records, and objects and photographs (over 200 of them) from local museums and family collections.

A great resource for anyone interested in Australian-Chinese migration history and culture.

Contents:
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Work
Language
Leisure
Food
Beliefs
Leaving and Staying
Notes
Bibliography
Index


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