Champions & Chameleons – Early Chinese in Northbridge Tour
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Sep 10, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Centre for Stories
Join our Elder-in-Residence Kaylene Poon as she takes you on a journey to several Northbridge sites to uncover the early history of the Chinese of Perth. Learn how they adapted to meet their challenges and the legacy they left.
The tour starts at Centre for Stories, walks past Ellington Jazz Club and finishes near Chung Wah Association on James Street. Guests are invited to join us for yum cha lunch afterwards.
The tour is approximately a 1.5-2km walk with a few stops in between.
Please note, purchasing a ticket is essential. Some guests may have been invited to RSVP. Please only RSVP if you have been invited to do so.
Where to meet:
10.30am at Centre for Stories, 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge.
Where the walk ends:
Approximately 11.30am at Chung Wah, 128 James St, Northbridge WA 6003
If you are driving into Northbridge, we suggest parking near the State Library of WA parking, street parking on Aberdeen Street, or the Wilson Parking at 6-8 Errichetti Place (near Centre for Stories). Parking near Centre for Stories will mean a slightly longer walk back, but parking near the State Library WA will mean a shorter walk to your car at the end of the event.
Kaylene PoonExpand Bio Collapse Bio
Kaylene Poon is a fourth-generation Chinese Australian, born and raised in Perth. She grew up in Northbridge next to the Chung Wah Association Hall in James Street. Her parents John & Win Fong were active members of the Chung Wah Association and were responders to the welfare needs of the elderly Chinese community up until the early 1970s. Kaylene’s projects have included: the Chinese Pioneers’ monument at the East Perth Cemetery; conservation of the Chinese red silk banner, now on display at WA Museum Boola Bardip; and the newly unveiled Memorial Gardens at Karrakatta Cemetery for the exhumed remains from East Perth Cemetery. Kaylene continues to research, curate exhibitions, and disseminate Chinese history in WA. Kaylene continues to conduct oral histories and spend time with her extended family. In 2011 she was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame to acknowledge her voluntary work in the Chinese community for over 30 years.
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