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'To his home at Jembaicumbene': women's cross-cultural encounters on a colonial goldfield


Bagnall, K, 'To his home at Jembaicumbene': women's cross-cultural encounters on a colonial goldfield, Migrant cross-cultural encounters in Asia and the Pacific, Routledge, Leckie Jacqueline, McCarthy Angela, Wanhalla Angela (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 56-75. ISBN 9781472481474 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4324/9781315595221


In January 1869 the Sydney Morning Herald and several other colonial newspapers reported the arrival of a Chinese woman on the Braiwood goldfields, reprinting an article that had earlier appeared in the Braiwood Dispacth.1 The aricle told how a Chinese storekeeper had "just returned from Melbourne with a Chinese lady whom his parents selected for him in his native land and sent out to him to become his wife'. They had been then gone together 'to his home at Jembaicumbene', a busting mining settlement 10 kilometres south of the town of Braiwood along the Major's Creek road.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Chinese-Australian history, women's history, history of the family
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Bagnall, K (Dr Kate Bagnall)
ID Code:138162
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2020-03-26
Last Modified:2020-11-23

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