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Chinese Immigrants and Chinese–Australians in NSW


Chinese Immigrants and Chinese–Australians in New South Wales

Julie Stacker and Peri Stewart

Published by the National Archives of Australia


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This guide is number 1 in the series of Research Guides published by the National Archives.

This guide brings together descriptions of numerous records held in the National Archives Sydney office relating to Chinese migration and settlement in New South Wales. Most records were created after Federation, but there is a small yet significant body of nineteenth-century records created by the Collector of Customs, Sydney. They relate to day-to-day administration of entry and arrival in Australia, and wartime security measures such as registration of 'aliens'. This guide may interest family historians and researchers of Chinese-Australian history.

Winner of the 1996 Mander Jones Award – Best finding aid to an archival collection (ASA)

Guides include the material known to be relevant to their subject area but they are not necessarily a complete or definitive guide to all relevant material in the collection.

The National Archives reviews its collection to confirm the value of records for research, evidential and other purposes or to identify, in consultation with agencies, records for destruction. At the time of publication all the records described in this guide were present in the Archives collection. However it is possible that some of the records may be destroyed if they are reviewed and considered not to be of enduring value. If this occurs, the guide will be revised accordingly.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2004

First published 1996

Revised 1997, 1998, 2003
Updated and reprinted 2004

ISBN 1 920807 10 1

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the National Archives of Australia. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be directed to the Publications Manager, National Archives of Australia, PO Box 7425, Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610, Australia.

HTML version: Brian Joyce, Neris Bryden and Russell Pym.

Front cover image Hin Gee and family, c1908–15. National Archives of Australia: SP115/1, box 15.

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