2006

8 April 2006 — Symposium – Chinese Market Gardens of NSW: A Living Heritage, National Trust (NSW) Heritage Festival

Speakers:

Andrea Oehm — “The Rockdale Chinese market gardens”

Ian Rannard — “The King Family: Pioneer Chinese market gardeners in Willoughby and Northbridge”

Barry McGowan — ‘Adaptation and organisation: Chinese market gardens in southern and western NSW”

Denis Gojak —“Issues in the conservation and management of market gardens”

Mary Casey — “Archaeology of a Chinese market garden in Parramatta”

Workshop with Mr Ken Young (NZ) and Mr David Chung (Sydney) Chinese market gardeners

1 July 2006Who Do We Think We Are? A Forum on the Cultural Identity of Young Australians. Organised by Nikki Loong. Carole Tan spoke and gave out copies of her article “’The Tyranny of Appearance’: Chinese Australian Identities and the Politics of Difference” Journal of Intercultural Studies 27.1-2 (February-May 2006), pp.65-82.

16 September 2006The Chinese in Blue Mountains History, in conjunction with the Blue Mountains Historical Society Inc.

Speakers: Henry Chan, Colin Slade (local historian), Gordon Mar.

Monday 18 September, Friday 22 September, 2006King Fong’s Chinatown Tour during History Week.

23 September 2006Finding Your Place in Chinese Australian History Using Chinese Language Sources

Speakers: Henry Chan, Vivienne Lock Lee, Kevin McCready.

Also official book launch of Nikki Loong ed. From Great Grandmothers to Great Granddaughters

3 December 2006 — Fourth Annual Lecture delivered by Associate Professor Regina Ganter, Griffith University, The Chinese in Australian History: A Perspective from Northern Australia. Also book launch of Mixed Relations: Asian and Aboriginal Contact in North Australia (UWA Press, 2006).