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 Historic Photograph, Hop Sing and Co

Exhibition themes    Work | Leaving & staying | Leisure | Beliefs | Dress | Food


Quin Chee, market gardener in Tenterfield and district, about 1920. (Private collection)

From the late 1840s to the mid-twentieth century Chinese immigrants in regional New South Wales laboured in a variety of occupations.

The familiar images are of miners, cooks, market gardeners, and storekeepers. There were also shepherds, shearers, scrub clearers, herbalists, butchers, interpreters, tobacco farmers, fishermen, fish curers, importers and exporters, clerks, carpenters and many more.

Choose a subtheme to learn more:


gold & tin | pastoral work | market gardens | herbalists | cooks | dressmaking | storekeeping | carpenters


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