Deposit 111 - Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New South Wales deposit

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Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New South Wales deposit


  • 1890 - 1950 (Creation)

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(1903 - 1965)

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The forerunner of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New South Wales was the New South Wales Chinese Merchants' Society (1903 - 1912). It became the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New South Wales in 1913. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of NSW maintained close relations with the republican government of China until China declined into civil war in the 1920s.

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(1899 - 1905)

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The New South Wales Chinese Empire Reform Association formed in 1899 and was affiliated with an international monarchist movement of overseas Chinese, active mostly between 1899 and 1911. Sydney merchant Ping Nam was one of the leaders of the New South Wales Chinese Empire Reform Association including Thomas Yee Hing, Gilbert Quoy and C Leanfore.

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(c. 1850 -)

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Kong Chew Society was founded in Melbourne in the 1850s when Chinese first arrived in significant numbers during the 1850s gold rushes. It was founded as a welfare and mutual aid organisation for people mosts from Guangdong province. The Society was based in Little Bourke Street, Melbourne and still exists as a registered organisation.

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Minutes, correspondence, financial records, and list of officer bearers. Includes minutes of predecessors and of Chinese societies in Sydney and Melbourne including the New South Wales Chinese Empire Reform Association, the Chinese Debating Society (Sydney), the committee for the collection of donations to help the struggle against Japanese invasion, the Self-Protection Society of Sydney, and the Kong Chew Society. Records are mostly in Chinese.


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Entered from deposit description on 2 October 2012




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