Forgotten Chinese ANZACs Remembered
Dates: 14 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2015
Address: Chinese Museum and Chinatown Visitor Centre, 20-24 COHEN Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9662 2888
Come to the Chinese Museum to see a moving and fascinating exhibition called Forgotten Chinese ANZACs Remembered: Chinese-Australians and World War One.
When World War One was declared in 1914, Australia rallied behind the Allied efforts. More than 330,000 mobilised personnel were called to action, of which a small proportion were Australians of Chinese descent. Billy Sing, Caleb Shang and Hunter Poon are some of the well-known Chinese-Australians who served in the frontline. Other stories remain untold.
As the centenary of World War One is commemorated in Australia, the conflict's history and stories are fast slipping from public memory. In the lead-up to the centenary, the Chinese Museum carried out research into these untold stories of Chinese-Australian war contributions both at home and abroad. Some of this research will be presented in this exciting new exhibition which seeks to reignite public and community interest in World War One and to present an alternative, community-centred commemoration that cannot be achieved through history books.
Content: City of Melbourne - What's On
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Two adults and two children
Children under 6 years are free
Open from 10am to 5pm
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