The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts will host Kerrie Dougherty, independent space historian, curator and educator,
Seminar | Bankruptcy, business and Cabinetmakers: Business Networks in Chinese-Australian Furniture Production, 1870-1930 | 20 July 2019
The Chinese Australian Historical Society are proud to present a seminar on how Chinese manufacturers operated despite such obstacles by exploring their business networks. Drawing on a variety of historic source material, especially insolvency and bankruptcy files, guest speaker Peter Gibson will reveal surprising new insights into the nature of Chinese-Australian enterprise and indeed the nature of ‘White Australia’ itself.
The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts presents a screening of The Trouble with Merle (2002), a documentary about 1930s film star Merle Oberon and her disputed heritage.
Six-time Walkley award winning ABC journalist, Kerry O’Brien, reflects on social and political upheavals he has witnessed and the personalities who have made history.
Join Peter Hack for an exploration of Nanjing Road’s iconic Art Deco department stores and their Chinese-Australian origins, Thu 11 Oct.