Chinese Market Garden in Whittlesea

Arthur Yong discovered the Chinese Market Garden in September 1998 whilst planning his first book on Chinese history in the City of Whittlesea. In the course of his research, he stumbled upon a picture of the market garden, dated around 1910. It depicted a waterwheel used to irrigate the garden. This led him to contact local residents, to investigate […]

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Chinese from the North

Since June 2010, a number of individual residents, volunteers and workers of Chinese descent and persons who work closely with the Chinese community and assist with many issues with this community in the Northern Metropolitan Region of Victoria, have been working to establish a Chinese From The North (Association). A Steering Committee held a meeting […]

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Local Chinese Talk About Health

Older Chinese adults, people from The People’s Republic of China with little English, and those people with lower education attainment, have particular problems in using the health system. My concerns are that these people do not have the proficiency to communicate with the doctors in GP clinics and hospitals about their illnesses, unless doctors speak […]

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Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu Festival) is a significant event in the Chinese calendar. Many Chinese people throughout the world celebrate the Festival with dragon boat racing and eating of rice dumplings. It commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chinese poet and Minister in the state of Chu, who drowned himself in protest […]

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Whittlesea Multicultural Community Council

by Arthur B.W. Yong JP Since 1998, a number of individual residents from Whittlesea’s culturally and linguistically (CALD) communities have been working with the local service providers, local, state and federal government members and council staff to establish a Whittlesea Multicultural Community Council (WMCC). WMCC is a proposed peak body, which seeks to represent the […]

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