The 2000 Chinese Heritage of Australian Federation Conference, joint project of La Trobe University, the Chinese Museum and the Shanghai East Normal University, provided an opportunity for Chinese Australian family history researchers to gather together. The Chinese Australian Family History Group of Victoria (CAFHOV) came into being as a result of this shared interest. The Family Historians of Victoria also has links with a similar interest group based in Sydney. The group formally incorporated in 2007.

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About Us

CAFHOV's Statement of Purpose

1. To provide a forum for Chinese Australian family historians and established researchers of Chinese Australia as well as post-graduate students and academics undertaking research into aspects of Chinese Australian history and culture. Each member principally works on a self-help basis with assistance and advice from other members.

2. To investigate, study and document the broad legacy of Chinese Australia.

3. To promote increased understanding and appreciation of the legacy of Chinese Australians to Australia and to China.

4. To co-operate with other Chinese Australian Associations in partnerships consistent with the purposes of the Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria Inc.

5. To co-operate with other cultural groups in promoting culturally diverse events.

Membership of group

a) Persons engaged in personal Chinese Australian family history research

b) Persons engaged in relevant post-graduate research.

Frequency & venue of meetings

Meetings held on the first Saturday of each month at the Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne.

Further information

Further information may be obtained by writing to CAFHOV Secretary, c/o Chinese Museum, PO Box 259, Balaclava, Victoria, 3183, or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it To apply to become a member please download, complete and return our Application for Membership form.

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