Researching early Chinese Australian families

Dates

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 2pm to 3:30pm

Price

  • General Admission: FREE

Price includes fees.

Location

State Library of New South Wales
Sydney
NSW
2000

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  • Free
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  • National Family History Month

In this talk you will learn about the history of Chinese Australian families from the 1860s to the 1930s, and about how to research them. Focusing on 8 essential sources, we will explore topics such as understanding Chinese names and how to track ancestors back to China.

The speaker is Dr Kate Bagnall who is a historian specialising in Chinese migration and settlement in Australia, particularly in New South Wales. Much of Kate's work has focused on Chinese Australian families, women and children. Kate is currently a research fellow at the University of Wollongong, and she has previously worked at the National Archives of Australia and as a freelance historian in Canberra.

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