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Albert Que Noy interviewed by Diana Giese and Daryl Chin for the Post-war Chinese Australians oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1347346
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Que Noy, Albert, 1911-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1996 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 63 min.) 
Series

Post-war Chinese Australians oral history project.

Summary

Que Noy, carrier and WWII veteran, speaks of his early life in Pine Creek, N.T.; how his family came to Australia in the 1880s; the family moving to Darwin, N.T. to complete the children's education; Old Chinatown and the Chinese community of Darwin; leaving school at 13 to work in a tailor store, general store & cooking in the family's bakery shop; acquiring a truck & working for a woodmill; joining the Army in 1941 as a driver carrying supplies; being transferred to Broadmeadows, Vic. to repair trucks in a workshop; his Army transfer to Borneo to help build a wharf; while in Borneo meeting local Chinese people on plantations or working as goldsmiths.

Que Noy speaks of his return to his family in Darwin after 5 years; how they had since started a market garden at the Darwin River; spending 15 years working with a truck owner distributing supplies from Darwin wharf and his involvement in the Darwin Truck Owners Association; joining the Dept. of Works, maintaining the roads; how his children have settled in the south; the social life of the Chinese community in the Northern Territory; old Chinese men who had told 'hard stories' about their lives; driving the all the way from Darwin to Melbourne in the 1970s with his wife.

Notes

Recorded on Dec. 31, 1996 in Darwin, N.T.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary (1 p.) & completed transcript (typescript, 48 leaves) 
Subjects Que Noy, Albert, 1911- -- Interviews.  |  Chinese -- Northern Territory -- Darwin -- Interviews.  |  Chinese Australians -- Interviews.  |  Chinese Australians -- Northern Territory -- Darwin -- Interviews.  |  Chinese -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Chinese Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Chinese Australians -- Northern Territory -- Darwin -- Social life and customs.  |  Chinese -- Civil rights -- Australia.  |  Chinese -- Australia -- Cultural assimilation.
Other authors/contributors Giese, Diana, 1947-, Interviewer  |  Chin, Daryl N., 1965-, Interviewer

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