Stories

Finding my Dad

By Marie Hammond (Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria) I joined the Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria (CAFHOV) to learn more about my Dad’s life in Australia. He was known as George Woon later in life but the name he used when he first arrived was Ah Tow. With the help of CAFHOV member…

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Found: Louey Leong Hock

By Anna Wolf (Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria) In May 2019, walking past the Chinese Museum in Little Bourke Street on my way to a yum cha with my husband’s family, I was thinking that I had not been to the museum for a long time. So when I got home, I looked up…

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Studio photographs and the Vic CEDT Registers: Lucy and Leslie Quon Kee and the Vincent Kelly photograph collection

From the last decades in the nineteenth century local photographic studios began opening across Victoria in country towns and Melbourne suburbs. Photographic technology had developed to a point that it was now within the reach of many. Some of the collections of these photographic studios have survived in the form of glass plate negatives -…

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Linking CEDT Registers and the B13 correspondence series: Ah Lipp

By Sophie Couchman (Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria) Using a person’s name or the C&E number you can use the National Archives of Australia’s RecordSearch (https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au) to search the B13 ‘General and classified correspondence, annual single number series’. This is the main series of correspondence of the Collector of Customs in Melbourne held by…

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