Kong Chew Society

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Kong Chew Society

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Other form(s) of name

  • Kong Chew Society Limited

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Description area

Dates of existence

c. 1850 -


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.


Melbourne, Victoria

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Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for Chinese immigrants

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 2 October 2012




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