Golden Threads: The Chinese In Regional New South Wales 1850 1950

Wilton, Janice

Our Price
Retail Price AUD$34.95
Your Price
This item is not available. Please contact merchant for details.

Golden Threads: The Chinese In Regiona/Wilton, Janice/Paper/186317107X/S029-G


Gift Wrapping
Add Gift Wrapping (click checkbox)

If you would like a gift wrapping message, please add it in the Notes section on the checkout page, thank you.
Publisher: Powerhouse Museum
ISBN-13: 9781863171076
Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 2004
Golden threads tells the story of the Chinese people who came to and sometimes settled in NSW 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 Through their compelling and largely previously unpublished stories, the book explores their experiences, working lives, hopes and beliefs, and the attitudes of a white Australia which viewed the Chinese at one extreme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 from local museums and family collections.
ID: 27673
Code: BW000123