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Lee Yeung interviewed by Jan Adams and Marg Neale in the Christmas Island life story oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2717276
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lee, Yeung, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission from Margaret Neale, required for research and public use. 
Description 1987 
1 tape reel : 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 7 in. 
Series

Christmas Island life story oral history project.

Summary

Lee Yeung, former coolie, speaks about signing on with labour contractor Ong Boon Tat in Singapore; conditions on the ship to Christmas Island; living conditions for indentured labourers; recreations available, including opium and prostitutes; and medical treatment available.

Notes

Part of a collection related to the social history of Christmas Island and recorded by Marg Neale and Jan Adams.

Assisted by interpreter, Alan Lu

Recorded in Perth, Western Australia on 16 January 1987.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Published in: We were the Christmas Islanders : reminiscences and the recollections of the people of an islolated island, the Australian territory of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean / Margaret Neale assisted by Jan Adams. Chapman, A.C.T. : B. Neale, 1988.

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (typescript, 9 leaves) 
Subjects Lee, Yeung -- Interviews.  |  Chinese -- Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) -- Interviews.  |  Chinese -- Employment -- Christmas Island (Indian Ocean).  |  Contract labor -- Christmas Island (Indian Ocean).  |  Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) -- Social conditions.  |  Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) -- History.
Other authors/contributors Neale, Margo, Interviewer  |  Adams, Jan, Interviewer  |  Lu, Alan, Interviewer

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