Golden Threads - Stories


Trevor Jack and Albert Yum at Gunnedah, early 1930s. (Private collection)Read and view stories about specific people, localities, sites, objects and collections relating to the Chinese contribution to regional New South Wales.

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Shoes owned by Alice Ling, early 1930s. (Oxley Museum, Wellington)Objects and their stories

by Janis Wilton

Family Histories

Percy Young (Kwan Hong Kee), c1926Kwan clan & Kwong Sing stories

stories by Mr Kwan Hong Kee, Mr Stanley Herbert Young, Mr Harvey Young and Mr Derrick Yee


Alice Wong, c1940'Coming Home'

by Kristal Yee

Oral Histories

Thomas Hoy LeeThomas Hoy Lee:
Remembering Stuart Town

(397kb pdf)

Research Processes

Gravestone of Chow JongReading Chinese Gravestones
(504 kb pdf)

by Doris Yau-Chong Jones


Wing Hing Long, c1900Wing Hing Long: from store to museum

by Janis Wilton

Janis Wilton interviewing Les Daniels, Deniliquin 1998Learning from Golden Threads

by Janis Wilton and Joe Eisenberg


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