2 February 2008Chinese Women Life Stories with Tony Ayres.

Michelle Cavanagh organised this with Jessie Street National Women’s Library, it was the Chinese Australian Women Life Stories Downunder project and it started in 2007. After Henry’s death, Michelle worked with Daphne Lowe Kelley and CHAA to publish and edited collection of stories that came out of this project. Chinese Australian Women’s Stories (Jessie Street National Women’s Library and Chinese Heritage Association of Australia, Sydney, 2012) ISBN 978-0-646-58514-7

15 March 2008 — Member’s Forum with guest speaker Monika Tankey

30 March 2008 — CAHS stall with Community Relations Committee ‘Day of Cultures’, Royal Easter Show

12 April 2008 — Locating and Visiting Chinese Australian Ancestral Places in Guangdong, National Trust Heritage Festival.

Speakers: Dr Martin Woods (Map Librarian, NLA), Ms Di Ouyang (Chinese Librarian, NLA), Arthur Gar Lock Chang, Robert Ho.

16 April 2008 — King Fong’s tour of Chinatown (National Trust Heritage Festival)

3 May 2008 — NSW Premiers Award for Chinese Community Service – CAHS tribute to Henry Chan

21 May 2008 — King Fong’s tour of Chinatown (repeat of April tour which was booked out)

13 September 2008—Stepping Ashore: How to Research Your Chinese Family History

Speakers: Dawn Wong (family history through legal documents), Karen Schamberger (on interpreting objects and photographs and some basic conservation advice), Kate Bagnall (sources for family history in China)

29 November 2008Getting Archives to Work for You: A Workshop on Managing Archives for Chinese Community Organisations

Workshop with Dr Sigrid McCausland, Education Officer, Australian Society of Archivists

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