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Chinese in Western Australia: Language, identity and belonging

Ryan, J. and Meerwald, A.M.L. (2004) Chinese in Western Australia: Language, identity and belonging. In: Wilding, R. and Tilbury, F., (eds.) A changing people : Diverse contributions to the state of Western Australia. Dept. of the Premier and Cabinet. Office of Multicultural Interests, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 120-133.

Abstract

Since its colonial settlement in 1829, Western Australia has had a distinct historical pathway compared to the other colonies in Australia. Established as a free colony in comparison to the existing convict settlements, Western Australia introduced transportation in 1850 at a time when other colonies were ceasing this practice (see Appleyard, this volume). The colony discovered gold well after the other colonies enjoyed prosperity from their goldfields and they became self-governed in 1890 at a time when the eastern colonies were well advanced in debates on federation. This historical context was to influence the distinctive nature of Chinese migration to Western Australia...

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Dept. of the Premier and Cabinet. Office of Multicultural Interests
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13556
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