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George Lee Kim interviewed by Paul Macgregor for the Australia-China oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 455980
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lee Kim, George, 1922- interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for both research and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1994 May 17 
5 sound tape reels (ca. 170 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 7 in. 
Series

Australia-China oral history project.

Summary

George Lee Kim, a Chinese Australian, speaks of his upbringing with his grandparents, migration from China of his grandfather William Lee Kim in the 1870s establishing himself here first as a gold miner then as a market gardener, his British-Australian grandmother Ellen Plowright, the Chinese community in Bendigo in the 1920s and 1930s, detailed description of Chinese market gardening including vegetables grown, irrigation and natural fertilisation procedures, the tools used, social and business organisation of the Chinese market gardening sector, goldmining techniques including Chinese vs. European methods, gambling customs and places the games were played, financial arrangements, family relations within a mixed Chinese-British marriage.

Notes

Project conducted in association with the Australia-China Council and with the Museum of Chinese Australian History.

Recorded in Yarraville, Vic. on May 17, 1994.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects Lee Kim, George, 1922- -- Interviews.  |  Chinese Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Truck farming -- Victoria.  |  Gold mines and mining -- Victoria.  |  Chinese Australians -- Interviews.  |  Chinese Australians -- Cultural assimilation.  |  Chinese Australians in business -- Victoria.  |  Chinese Australians -- Family relationships.  |  Australia -- Ethnic relations.  |  Chinese Australians -- Victoria -- Bendigo -- History -- 1922-1945.
Other authors/contributors MacGregor, Paul, interviewer  |  Australia-China Council  |  Museum of Chinese Australian History

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