Researching early Chinese Australian families


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


  • General Admission: FREE

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State Library of New South Wales

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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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