Chinese in the sugar: a case study of Ingham and Halifax in the Lower Herbert District

Wegner, Janice, and Robb, Sandi (2014) Chinese in the sugar: a case study of Ingham and Halifax in the Lower Herbert District. In: Robb, Sandi, and Rains, Kevin, (eds.) Rediscovered Past: Chinese tropical Australia. Chinese Heritage in North Australia, East Ipswich, QLD, Australia, pp. 4-13.

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Abstract

There has been little work on the history of Chinese in Queensland's sugar industry. Their involvement was substantial and in the case of the lower Herbert district, resulted in a thriving Chinese community in the 19th century. Racist legislation designed to produce a 'White Australia' in the early 20th century was successful in this district, with the Chinese community declining after the 1920s. By the post-World War II period only a few families were left.

Item ID: 36845
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-91649-1
Keywords: Australian Chinese history; Herbert River district; White Australia
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 22:53
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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