Tasmania's Chinese heritage:an historical record of Chinese sites inNorth East Tasmania

@inproceedings{Vivian1985TasmaniasCH,
  title={Tasmania's Chinese heritage:an historical record of Chinese sites inNorth East Tasmania},
  author={Huguette Vivian},
  year={1985}
}
The Chinese came to Tasmania ( 1875 - 1890) to work the alluvial tin fields of the North East. They came as sojourners to make quick fortunes before returning to China. They comprised the largest non-European ethnic community in 19th Century Tasmania. The number of Chinese was never great, reaching a peak of approximately 1000 - 1500 in 1887, but they played a very important role in the settlement and development of the North East. Tin mining was the main industry in the region and… CONTINUE READING