Some of the oldest organisations in Australia are the little known clan associations of the Chinese community. For much of Australia’s history Chinese-Australians relied on clan associations based on their villages of origin. Their role included social support and assistance of all kinds, including sending money and the bones of the dead back to the villages of south China.
Join King Fong, a leading member of the Chinese community, as he conducts a walking tour of Chinatown and the clan offices while explaining the significance of these clans in the history of Chinatown, the Chinese community and Australia. The tour also includes a rare opportunity to view the inside of Sydney’s Kuomintang (Nationalist) Party Headquarters.
When: Tuesday 6 September 2016, 11:00am-12:30pm
Where: Chinatown, corner Hay and Dixon Streets
Haymarket NSW 2000
Cost: $15 General, $10 CAHS Members
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0412 334 398
Presented by the Chinese Australian Historical Society.
Image: Meeting of Chungshan Clan Committee members, Campbell Street, Chinatown, Sydney, 1910, courtesy Chinese Australian Historical Society.
This event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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