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The 'Chinese Quarter' - Chinese Slums 1893 (Slide 6)

Andrew Jakubowicz.

The 'Chinese Quarter' centred on Little Bourke, Lonsdale and Little Lonsdale Streets and their alleyways.

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unknown

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03 February 2009

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Transcript

The 'Chinese Quarter' centred on Little Bourke, Lonsdale and Little Lonsdale Streets and their alleyways. With their diverse social mixes and proximity to the red light and working class districts, their boundaries blurred. The catch all, 'slums' was applied in this account of 'Making cheap furniture In a Chinese eating house A hawker The Chinese quarter, Little Bourke Street In an opium den A laundry man In a Chinese gambling hell Their victims.

State Library of Victoria collections
Accession IAN01/09/93/17
Wood engraving published in the The Illustrated Australian News, 1 September 1893