This episode contains content around child abuse which may be disturbing to some listeners and is not appropriate for children. This episode is dedicated to Rachel Mon Sing, described by Ballarat Circuit Court on April 21 1866 as ‘Neglected Child #1860’.
Episode Two explores the rich history of the Chinese on the Ballarat Goldfields. We discover the disturbing story of the unscrupulous government appointed headman and translator for the Chinese community, Hugh Ah Coon.
We’ll be interviewing academics Anne Beggs-Sunter & Liz Denny to help us unpack just what life on the Goldfields was like for the Chinese communities. We’ll learn how the Chinese were both integrated and held apart, tolerated and reviled. And we’ll find out about the ‘Cemetery Wars’.
Our amazing cast:
Vince Tseng – Chinese male