Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia
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Chinese On The Goldfields In Australia

1856–1888. Group of 12 documents in letterpress, sizes range from 33.2 x 20.9cm to 34.7 x 22.3cm. Some with slight stains or handling crinkles.

This collection comprises of legislation and petitions concerning the treatment and living conditions of the Chinese in the goldfields and townships in Victoria and NSW from 1856 to 1888. The documentation highlights the fear held by colonial settlers and miners towards the Chinese and the subsequent imposition of unjust taxes and discouragement of Chinese immigration. The Chinese community express their grievances and heartfelt concerns through petitions. A detailed list is available on request for the following documents:

(1) Regulations for the Chinese on the gold fields (Victoria), 19 March 1856.

(2) Petition [from] Chinese storekeepers (Victoria), December 1856.

(3) Supplementary regulation for the Chinese on the gold fields (Victoria), 11 June 1857.

(4) Petition. Arrest of Chinese immigration (Victoria), 15 July 1857.

(5) Influx of the Chinese. Petition [from the colonial inhabitants of Geelong] (Victoria), 28 July 1857.

(6) Influx of the Chinese. Petition [from the Chinese living in Castlemaine] (Victoria), 21 August 1857.

(7) Influx of the Chinese. Petition [from Chinese businessmen] (Victoria), 15 September 1857.

(8) Supplementary regulation for the Chinese in the gold fields (Victoria), 20 November 1857.

(9) Bill to regulate and restrict the immigration of Chinese (NSW), 18 September 1861.

(10) Report on the condition of the Chinese population in Victoria,, Rev. W. Young (NSW), 5 March 1868. Includes an important census of the Chinese, providing rich social history details.

(11) Bill for the better protection of Chinese from insult, ill-treatment and assault (Victoria), 2 August 1881.

(12) Chinese Question: correspondence, and report of conference held at Sydney (Tasmania), 22 June 1888. The report includes a letter from prominent businessman Mei Quong Tart (see item #14).

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Item #CL202-9

Price (AUD): $6,600.00  other currencies

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