‘Beyond the New Gold Mountain’ Conference

/‘Beyond the New Gold Mountain’ Conference

june, 2017

24junAll Day'Beyond the New Gold Mountain' Conference‘Beyond the New Gold Mountain’ Conference in RMIT

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Conference Title: Beyond the New Gold Mountain

Conference Date: Saturday 24 June 2017

Time: 9.00am to 6.00pm

Venue: RMIT University, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne (Building 80, Level 1, Room 80.01.02)

Registration Fee:  $50pp; $30 Student/Concession; as a gesture of CCCAV’s appreciation, the registration fee is waived for overseas and interstate attendees.

 

To the Chinese coming to Australia in the 19th century gold rush era, Australia was known as the New Gold Mountain. From then to now, the Chinese have played an important role in Australia’s settlement and economy. This conference is one of the events in the Victoria Chapter of the Chinese Community Council’s 2017 project to highlight the role of the Chinese in Australia’s history. How difficulties were managed and the Chinese Australian contributions to Australia’s culture, development and economy will be featured in the conference presentations of Beyond the New Gold Mountain.

 

In 1857, to curb the arrival of Chinese, a 10 pound head tax was imposed only on Chinese gold diggers who disembarked in Melbourne. This discriminatory law meant that the Chinese had to disembark at Robe in South Australia and walk over 400 kilometres to the central Victorian goldfields.

 

CCCAV’s recent re-enactment of the Walk from Robe, a group of stalwart walkers set off from Robe on 6 May and 20 days later arrived at Parliament House Melbourne on 25 May, highlighted some of the hardships that the early Chinese had to contend with. History was made at the Great Walk reception when the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and the opposition leader Matthew Guy both apologised for the past discriminatory legislation enacted against the Chinese.

 

The conference keynote speaker is Dr Selia Jin Hua Tan, Heritage Conservationist and Historian at Guangdong Qiaoxiang Cultural Research Centre, Wuyi University, China. This will be followed by five sessions of speakers from academia and the community. Each session has 3-4 speakers with presentations in English.

 

  • Session 1 The New Gold Mountain: 19th Century Colonial Australia
  • Session 2 Federation and the Immigration Restriction Act 1901
  • Session 3 Beyond the White Australia Policy
  • Session 4 Chinese Australians: Contributions and status
  • Session 5 Looking Ahead: Action and Challenges

 

The aim of this conference Beyond the New Gold Mountain is to increase understanding of the history and heritage of the Chinese in Australia and the many and varied contributions they have and continue to make both within and beyond Australia. With the increasing importance of the China – Australia relationship, this should be a stimulating conference.

 

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會議主題:後新金山時代

日期:2017年6月24日星期六

時間:上午九點到下午六點

地點:墨爾本皇家理工大學80號樓80.01.02講堂

活动费用:每人50澳币,学生/其他折扣价格30澳币,为感谢远道而来的参与者,对由国外/外省前来参加者免收注册费

 

在那些追隨十九世紀淘金熱而來的華人心中,澳大利亞是那個時代的“新金山”。從那時起,華人便靠著自身的努力,在這個國家的經濟、文化發展中發揮著舉足輕重的作用。本次論壇是維州澳華社區議會(CCCAV)在2017年為展現華裔在澳洲歷史中的地位而舉辦的系列活動之壹。本次大會將著重於在澳華人們如何在客服重重困難的同時,為澳洲的經濟和文化發展作出了不可磨滅的貢獻。

 

1857年維州發生了大規模排華事件,維州政府強制向在墨爾本登陸的華人淘金者征收每人10英鎊的所謂“人頭稅”,因此華人淘金者被迫選擇從南澳州的羅布港登陸,繼而長途跋涉四百多公裏抵達維州中部金礦區。

 

維州澳華社區議會為了緬懷祖先們曾經經歷的艱辛,舉辦了“重走淘金路”活動,重現了這壹歷史上的偉大長征。在該活動中,壹隊堅毅的步行者於5月6日從羅布出發,徒步行走20天後,於當月25日抵達墨爾本維州議會大廈並在隨後舉辦的慶祝儀式中迎來了歷史性的壹刻。維多利亞州長Daniel Andrews和反對黨領袖Matthew Guy為曾經的歧視政策向華人們表示了深深的歉意。

 

本次論壇的主講嘉賓為來自五邑大學廣東省僑鄉文化研究中心的譚金花博士。主講內容結束後將會進行五個主題的分別討論。每個主題都將有3-4位主講人為觀眾進行英語演說。

 

1. 新金山:十九世紀澳大利亞殖民社會

2. 聯邦政府的建立及1901年的移民限定法

3. 突破白澳政策

4. 澳大利亞華裔:貢獻與地位

5. 未來展望:行動與挑戰

 

此次後新金山主題論壇意在深化對澳洲華人歷史的理解,歌頌其為澳大利亞國內外所作出的巨大貢獻。在中澳關系重要性不斷提升的現在,我們希望本次論壇會為中澳友誼的加深起到促進作用。

 

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Time

All Day (Saturday) AEST

Location

RMIT University Building 80

445 Swanston Street, Melbourne

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