Speaker: Robyn Ansell
Using specific family histories, Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria (CAFHOV) members will illustrate how hard it can be researching ancestors who came to Australia from the 1850s onwards, and how rewarding it is to break through the barriers of language and social expectations. Duration 1 hour.
Please note that as the entrance to the building is closed on a Saturday, there will be someone in attendance at the entrance between 10.00am and 10.30am to let you in. Outside of that time you will need a mobile phone to call the GSV for admittance (tel: 9662 4455).
Robyn Ansell is a founding member of CAFHOV, which was established in 2001 by a small group of people who shared an interest in the role played by Chinese immigrants in our society from the 1840s onwards. Many members, like Robyn, are discovering their own family stories. Others have an academic interest in this somewhat unknown aspect of Australian history. CAFHOV has grown to around 35 members and welcomes inquiries via its web site and Facebook page.
Robyn's family came to Victoria in the 1850s seeking gold. Some were illiterate and some wrote in Chinese characters. So, the way their names were spelled by non-Chinese could vary very much. This and other factors made them hard to trace. But more information is becoming available every month.
$5 GSV members. $20 non-members. FHC, RHSV and CAV members should contact the GSV for a 25% discount.
Bookings are required and can be made online, by email, in person or by telephone (Mon-Fri 9.00am-4.00pm). Joint members please book in separately if both attending.
|Attendance fee||$ 20.00|