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Chinese contribution to Australian cities

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Chinese contribution to Australian cities Carolyn Cormack Treatment of Chinese Population influences Cultural Influences Chinese treatment today During 1900's Justification On Gold field Development China towns now Contribution China towns Concentrations within capital cities and rural towns developed into China towns. These towns included:
businesses
temples
theaters
schools They offered accommodation, medicinal herbs, fresh food, groceries, restaurants, noodle houses, tobacconists, butchers, clerks, carpenters and interpreters. Chinese goods such as tea silk, vegetables herbs, ginger and other spices were sold to those of non-Chinese descent After a period of time some of the earlier buildings were demolished and often decayed, were lost in fires or as in Darwin bombed during World War II. These town have become a major part of Australia's national identity Discrimination - one example of this would be that all chinese miners had to pay a fine to mine on gold fields in Victoria
Suspicion - their culture and language were strange and different to the European miners
Jealousy - often the Chinese worked abandoned claims to find gold and this resulted in jealousy from the European miners They were told that they had shipping limits, poll taxes, residency taxes and naturalisation restrictions imposed against the Chinese in the different colonies from the mid-1850s

Immigration restriction act -Chinese were not allowed in Australia due to there race This treatment could be justified by the belief that the Chinese were inferior to Australians and that they were stealing gold that belonged to the Australian population.
Furthermore the Australian population feared the Chinese as they were different to themselves in appearance, language and religion. The attitude towards the Chinese has improved due to the greater understanding of their way of life and culture and the acceptance of Australia as a multicultural country rather than a country dreaming to be a White paradise Tai Chi - which has been practiced by the Chinese for centuries is now very popular among Australians
Asian foods have been introduced into Australian culture
Acupuncture is now medicinal in Australia Reason for development of China towns During the gold rush the Chinese were shunned and viewed as an inferior race that was effecting the national identity and purity of Australia they were shunned to one side and placed in one community so they were with their own "kind". The places were the Chinese were shunned developed into China towns Symbolism The China towns in Australia symbolise the change of attitude in Australia and are a great part of Australia heritage Influences Positive Impacts today 30% of Chinese in Australia attend university
20% of Doctors in Australia are Chinese Bibliography, Survey and Videos Bibliography Survey & Videos http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Australian
http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/goldchinese.htm
http://www.skwirk.com.au/p-c_s-56_u-419_t-1069_c-4120/chinese-diggers-/qld/sose-history/gold-fever-and-the-eureka-rebellion/daily-life
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/publications/papers-and-podcasts/immigration/white-australia.aspx https://www.surveymonkey.com/MySurvey_EditorFull.aspx?sm=dMvCU1ufjC4d99gVHF3ZgPNEwlIZ0Z02U%2bayU6gZ%2b3rYZqtaVBvXb12Zv7Zm9YDK
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