Temporary Exhibition: 19 April - 12 May 2021

Through the little-known lives and families of Chinese Australian servicemen, the Stories of Chinese Anzacs and Chinese-Australians exhibition explores a range of themes including: Australian identity; belonging and exclusion; racial discrimination; enlistment irregularities; sorrow; individual and family sacrifice; and heroism. Most of the men who served had Cantonese ancestry. These stories are based on extensive primary research undertaken in close partnership with their descendants.

The exhibition highlights the significant contribution that Chinese immigrants and their descendants have made to Australia.

The Museum of Chinese Australian History is also proud to launch its new book "For Honour And Country" - a book that contributes to the historical records of Victorian Chinese Australians who participated in World War II.

Media

Our migrant heroes who were proud to serve, Joseph Lam, The Australian

Chinese-Australians of WWII Exhibition honours Casterton's Kim brothers for extraordinary actions, ABC