Section from p.4 of the Chinese Times (Melb, Vic) from Saturday 30 April, 1921. Source: trove.nla.gov.au
Section from p.4 of the Chinese Times (Melb, Vic) from Saturday 30 April, 1921. Source: trove.nla.gov.au

[Via trove.nla.gov.au]

Trove is very excited to announce that three of the earliest known Chinese-Australian newspapers are now in Trove. They are The Chinese Australian Herald, 1894-1923 (Guang yi hua bao), Chinese Times, 1902-1922 (Meilibin bu ai guo bao) and The Chinese Advertiser (1856) which was later to become one of the first Australian bilingual newspapers, The English and Chinese Advertiser (1856-8).

Trove invited historian Kate Bagnall, who specialises in Chinese-Australian history, to tell us about them in a guest blog post.

There are over 21,000 pages representing a rich resource for people interested in the history of Chinese migration to Australia.

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