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Thu 8 February 2024 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

CADCAI Chinese New Year 2024 – Heritage Morning Tea

 

CADCAI & the Cairns Historical Society present ‘Honouring early Chinese enterprise in the Cairns district’ with Guest Speaker, Julia Volkmar. 

 

This  illustrated presentation draws on Julia’s extensive research and corrects many previous mythtakes. Significant Chinese contributions to the areas development began in 1876 within weeks of the opening of the Port of Cairns, and the Hap Wah Company pioneered the far-northern sugar industry in 1882 with the first sugar exports from Cairns produced on the Hap Wah plantation.

 

The Queensland History Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland published this research in August 2023 as part of the Hidden Toils initiative jointly supported by the Society and Chinese Heritage in Northern Australia Inc.   

 

Authors bio – In 2010 Chinese historian Kevin Wong Hoy began a community history project with Julia to research the Hap Wah plantation and its manager Andrew Leon. Over the next 13 years, more than 130 individuals and organisations have provided invaluable assistance to recover, clarify, present and preserve the history of these early Chinese contributions. In recognition of this continuing work, Julia was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2019 and received an S.E. Stephens award from the Cairns Historical Society in 2022.

 

Where: Cairns Museum Verandah – Level 3

 

Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm

 

Cost: $20.00 (catering cost)

 

To book contact heritage@cadcai.org.au  with your name and phone number

 

Bookings are essential!

 

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Details

Date:
Thu 8 February 2024
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.cadcai.org.au/2023-festvial-events/

Venue

Cairns Museum
93 Shields St
Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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Phone
+61 7 4051 5582
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