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Screen (4 of 7) ...Victoria as the heartland of diversity (before 1900)...
 


See Yup Joss House (extension), 1866
and See Yup temple (restored), 2008


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...Victoria as the heartland of diversity (before 1900) - Listen to Professor Andrew Jakubowicz discuss the events and issues surrounding this topic. Read text commentary

Context

MMA Links: Timeline - Explore the Immigration Museum's timeline of the 1830s to the 1890s - More ...
MMA Links: Origins - Explore the Origins of Victoria's immigrant communities - More ...

Interviews:
Richard Broome on early contacts between settlers and the indigenous people - Historian Richard Broome describes the early contacts between settlers and the indigenous people of the colony of Victoria - More ...

Interviews:
Andrew Markus looks at how the concept of "race" applies in Victoria - Historian Andrew Markus looks at how the concept of "race" applies in Victoria - More ...

Interviews:
Steve Bracks on his family background - Former Premier Steve Bracks describes his family background, immigrants from Lebanon in the late 19th century, which was then part of the Turkish Ottoman empire - More ...

Interviews:
John Lack sees the Victorian colony as a "cockpit" of diversity - Historian John Lack sees the Victorian colony as a "cockpit" of diversity - More ...

Interviews:
Richard Broome about Goldfields - Historian Richard Broome explores the development of democracy on the Victorian goldfields - More ...

Interviews:
Sectarianism in Melbourne - Historian Jeff Sparrow examines prejudice against the Irish and Catholics - More ...

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Chinese Stories

History: The Chinese in Victoria - Read Paul Jones' overview of the Chinese in Victoria and explore the Chinese-Australian Historical Images online archive http://www.chia.chinesemuseum.com.au - More ...
MMA Links: Chinese image archive - Explore the Chinese-Australian Historical Images online archive - More ...

Interviews:
Andrew Markus about the Chinese in 19th century Victoria - Historian Andrew Markus presents an overview of the Chinese in 19th century Victoria - More ...
History: What their deaths tell us about Chinese miners in Victoria - Read Valerie Lovejoy's The Things that Unite:Inquests into Chinese Deaths on the Bendigo Goldfields 1854-65 - More ...

Interviews:
John Fitzgerald on the process through which Chinese immigrants entered Victorian goldfields - Historian John Fitzgerald describes the process through which Chinese immigrants entered the Victorian goldfields - More ...
MMA Links: Chinese religion and the Wesleyan Mission in Castlemaine, 1868 - Chinese religion and Wesleyan Mission. Benjamin Penny discusses the overriding impression of the encounter between the Chinese and Europeans on the goldfields as one of two communities largely living separate lives, in different languages, eating different food, in distinct places of residence, worshiping different gods in different ways. The missionary encounter was one of the very few sites where one community actively reached out to the other. - More ...

Interviews:
Mark Wang about his great grandfathers' arrivals in Victoria in the 1850s - Chinese Museum deputy chair Mark Wang describes his great grandfathers' arrivals in Victoria in the 1850s - More ...
History: Petition to the Governor, 1861 from European and Chinese residents of Ararat - Read this petition from Europeans and chinese urging the Governor to reduce the residence (or poll) tax on Chinese in the colony - More ...
History: Memorial to Gov. Darling by Chinese merchants of Ballarat, 1863 - Read this "Memorial" to Governor Darling by Chinese merchants of Ballarat, urging police action on illegal gambling - More ...
History: Petition to the Governor, from Chinese residents of Victoria on education for miners - Read this petition by Chinese residents of the colony asking for government support for the supply of Chinese type to print laws in Chinese, and for the government to provide teachers for evening classes for Chinese miners in Chinese and English to improve their literacy and education. - More ...
MMA Links: First Anti-Chinese legislation passed in 1855 - Examine the first Anti-Chinese legislation passed by the new colony of Victoria in 1855 - More ...

Interviews:
John Fitzgerald on life for Chinese miners on Victorian goldfields - Historian John Fitzgerald describes life for Chinese miners on the Victorian goldfields - More ...

Interviews:
John Fitzgerald analyses the development and effects of poll tax on Chinese imigration - Historian John Fitzgerald analyses the development and effects of the poll tax on Chinese immigration - More ...
Image Collections: Chinese history - Images of Chinese history in Victoria before Federation (for further information please see the description below) - More ...

Interviews:
Mark Wang on the emergence of the Chinese quarter of Melbourne - Chinese Museum deputy chair Mark Wang discusses the emergence of the Chinese quarter of Melbourne - More ...

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Italian Stories

History: Italian Immigration Fact sheet 1850-1900 - Italian migrants began arriving in Australia in the mid-1800s. They were motivated by the need for work, the search for new opportunities, and the deprivations caused by war, poverty, crop failure and natural disaster. - More ...
History: Italian speakers on the goldfields of the Great Dividing Range - Read Annamaria Davine's "micro-historical " study of Italian speakers on the Walhalla goldfields in the 1860s. - More ...
Miscellaneous Documents: Italian perspectives on Australian identity - Read how Gaetano Rando explains Raffaello Carboniís perception of Australia and Australian identity - More ...
Miscellaneous Documents: Biography of Italian revolutionary and author Rafaello Carboni - Read this short biography of Rafaello Carboni, historian of the Eureka uprising. - More ...

Interviews:
Concetta Benn on her Italian grandfather - Concetta Benn reflects on her Italian grandfather - More ...

Interviews:
Laura Mecca on early Italian immigration to Victoria - Historian Laura Mecca describes early Italian immigration, including the Gold Rush period and the wider settlement of Italians in rural Victoria and Melbourne, including regional origins. - More ...

Interviews:
Maria Tence on early Italian settlement - Historian and museum curator Maria Tence describes early Italian settlement - More ...

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Jewish Stories


Interviews:
Lionel Sharpe looks at the first Jewish community in Melbourne - Genealogist Lionel Sharpe looks at the first Jewish community in Melbourne (http://www.bh.org.il/Communities/Archive/Melbourne.asp) - More ...

Interviews:
Helen Light on diversity of early Jewish immigration to Victoria - Jewish Museum director Helen Light describes the diversity of early Jewish immigration to Victoria - More ...

Interviews:
Lionel Sharpe on his family background - Genealogist Lionel Sharpe discusses the two streams that make up his own family background - More ...

Interviews:
Lionel Sharpe on Victoria's Jewish communities at Federation in 1900 - Genealogist Lionel Sharpe summarises Victoria's Jewish communities at Federation in 1900 - More ...

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Turkish Stories

MMA Links: The Turkish population - background - Understand the background to The Turkish immigration - More ...

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Muslim Stories

MMA Links: Early Muslim pioneers - Cameleers from northern India and Afghanistan, usually of Muslim faith, played a critical role in the development of the colony. They were essential for voyages of exploration such as Bourke and Wills in 1861. - More ...

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