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Hidden dragons : the archaeology of mid to late nineteenth-century Chinese communities in southeastern New South Wales

Smith, Lindsay Maxwell


Alluvial mining for gold was from fi rst to last the almost sole cause of attraction for Chinese immigrants in the Australian Colonies during the mid to late nineteenth-century. The primary goal that drew thousands of predominantly Cantonese speaking Chinese to the goldfields during that time was the fulfilment of group duty rather than the pursuit of individual success. Gold was a means to fulfil the social responsibilities of filial piety, to pay homage to one's ancestors, glorify the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d763a0fd2ae2


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