Chinese Association of
Chinese New Year and
Friday 21 February
In just over one week, we bid farewell to the year of the Tiger and hello to the year of the Rabbit. The year of the Tiger is supposed to be ferocious and unpredictable much like the Tiger is.
What was foretold last year has come to pass. In the past few weeks,
Next week is also Australia Day – a time to think about what it means to be Australian. The floods of the last few weeks tell us a little bit about who we are. The worst of times bring out the best in us. Right now there are volunteers armed with shovels and brooms in
Here in Cabramatta and
My first ancestor arrived in
The first Chinese migrant arrived here 12 years before that in 1818. His name was Mak Sai Ying. Thomas Clare was a convict. He served his time, got married, had kids and set up his own business. Mak Sai Ying was a carpenter. He married a woman called Sarah Jane Thompson, they had kids and he went on to own his own pub – not far from here in
The point is: the story of Chinese migration is almost as long as the story of modern
This is the Asian Century. By the middle of this century,
Happy Chinese New Year.
Xin nian quai le.
Gong he fat choi.
Chuc mung nam moi.