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Lionel Nomchong interviewed by Matthew Higgins for the Canberra region oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 559729
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Nomchong, Lionel J. R., 1918-2002, interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1995 Mar. 3 
5 sound tape reels (ca. 169 min.) ; 7 in. 
Series

Canberra region oral history project.

Summary

Mr Nomchong talks of his family's arrival in Australia; the family's store in Braidwood, N.S.W.; his father's return to Canton; the community's regard for his grandparents; Paul Nomchong and the National Picture Theatre; family involvement in the community; his grandfather's Oriental banking business; his father's market garden at Goulburn; Tooley Bros shop, Sydney; racism; violence in Paddington; selling Puckapu tickets; opium and gambling dens; Thompson's Bay; banquets; being trainbearer to Cardinal Curetti; harbour ferry trips; opening of the Harbour Bridge; the impact of immigration on the Chinese community; his work with the RSL.

Notes

Recorded at Mr Nomchong's home, Watson, A.C.T.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221816559

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript available. 
Subjects Nomchong, Lionel J. R., 1918-2002 -- Interviews.  |  Chinese Australians -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Chinese -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Higgins, Matthew, 1957- interviewer

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