The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71726   Message #4087181
Posted By: rich-joy
09-Jan-21 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Ching Chong Chinaman Song
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ching Chong Chinaman Song
re Zelda's post about being looked down upon as a "New Australian" :
My best schoolfriends in the 60s were Dutch migrants :)

However, my great Aunt Annie, (Australian born of English heritage), had TWO legal marriages to Chinese men, in the early 1900s in Western Australia!

This was most definitely not a time or place of "multiculturalism" acceptance and anti-Chinese sentiment was commonly expounded in the Sunday newspaper,
especially accusing the Chinese of depravity "with our young women" in the opium dens. (see TROVE website).

Sadly, she died before I found out about her (still plenty of family secrets!) and also sadly, AFAIK, had no children. I would so love to have met and known her.