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A Chinatown building worth saving

11 September 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST



A Chinatown building worth saving

Hosted by Chinese Australian Historical Society Inc

Built in 1910, 82-84 Dixon Street in Sydney’s Haymarket Chinatown, is a largely intact, surviving example of an early 20th-century Chinese Australian store that provided a range of services and accommodation.

The Kwong War Chong company and the Lee family were headquartered in 84 Dixon Street for many decades.

They developed an extensive network of commercial and social links that extended throughout Australia and back to China. A popular restaurant in its time was the Hingara at 82 Dixon Street.

What is to become of this heritage-listed building that has been sold to a developer?

CAHS committee members Malcolm Oakes and Ann Toy, with heritage architect Hector Abrahams, will take you on a journey from how it all started, to what the future holds from the ground up for 82-84 Dixon St.


Credit: D L Kelley

Saturday 11 September 2021 at 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a free and online event. RSVP to lowekelley@bigpond.com for the Zoom link.

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