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Culture Victoria explores the stories, collections, and organisations that make up the rich cultural life of Victoria.

This new resource on ‘Chinese ANZACS’ was compiled with the involvement of many units, including the Chinese Museum, History Teachers’ Association of Victoria, and Australian War Memorial.

Blurb: “When World War One was declared, Australia issued a call to arms. The Chinese-Australian community rallied behind the war efforts. Over two hundred Australians of Chinese descent enlisted. One hundred and seven of these were from Victoria. Of those Chinese Australians who fought, forty-one died. No Chinese-Australian nurses who served in the War have been identified to date.

The story of the Chinese Anzacs is often overlooked in the greater narratives of World War One. Their experiences during and after the war were the subject of the ‘Chinese Anzacs’ exhibition on display at the Chinese Museum in 2014.”

CULTURE VICTORIA site: http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/a-diverse-state/chinese-anzacs/

Chinese ANZACs education kit [PDF]: http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/media/1289/chinese-anzacs-ed-kit.pdf

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