Recently we put a call out to the public to unearth stories to place in a new Chinese Museum publication called ”For Honour and Country”, which enlightens us about Victorians of Chinese ancestry who participated in WWII. We were delighted to hear from many people who were proud to honour and recognise their family members and include them in the publication. The generous donation of stories and images has added much poignancy to the recorded lives of our Chinese Australian servicemen and women.

For Honour and Country to launch in 2021

We are excited to share that Professor Edmond Chiu A.M., researcher and author of the publication has completed the manuscript. The text will be translated into Chinese creating a bi-lingual production. The publication commemorates this year’s 75th Anniversary of WWII and will be launched during ANZAC Day 2021 Commemorations.

The For Honour and Country project is supported by the Victorian Government and the Victorian Veterans Council.

Image: Left. Studio portrait of Captain Maurice Maxim (Ching) Gooey VX81060, c1939-45. Maurice achieved the rank of Captain during WWII. (Courtesy Peter Gooey); Right. Certificate of Service of an Officer awarded to Captain Maurice Maxim Gooey at 2/1 Australian General Hospital, 25th June 1946. (Courtesy Peter Gooey).