Topic: Local and global connections: Chinese Australians
Student activity
Geography: Year 1 and Year 2

This is the student activity 1 of 6 of the People and places: Chinese Australians learning activity.

Task No. 1


Chinese Costumes [album of drawings. ca. 1880's?]

Collectively view and discuss Source 2.

Each country has different cultures and traditions that people have strong connections to.


  • What people and objects are shown?
  • What are the people wearing?
  • Is the image like anything you know?


  • Why are the people dressed that way?
  • What do you think they are doing?
  • In what country is the setting?


  • Students born in, or with family born in, China share Chinese cultural traditions they continue in Australia.
  • Students from other countries also share their cultural traditions.