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Made in Chinatown : Chinese Australian furniture factories, 1880-1930 / Peter Charles Gibson.

Made in Chinatown : Chinese Australian furniture factories, 1880-1930 / Peter Charles Gibson.
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ISBN 9781743327852
Author Gibson, Peter Charles (author)
Title Made in Chinatown : Chinese Australian furniture factories, 1880-1930 / Peter Charles Gibson.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Sydney, NSW : Sydney University Press, [2022].
©2022.
Description xxvii,198 pages : illustrations, black and white photographs, maps, fascimile ; 21 cm.
Note Includes index and a list of figures relevant to the Ph.D thesis.
Bibliography Includes bibliograpical references.
Summary Made in Chinatown delves into a little-known aspect of Australia's past: its hundreds of Chinese furniture factories. These businesses thrived in the post-gold rush era, becoming an important economic activity for Chinese immigrants and their descendants and a vital part of Australia's furniture industry. Yet, owing to an exclusionary vision for Australia as a bastion of 'white' industry and labour, these factories were targeted by anti-Chinese political campaigns and legislative restrictions. Guided by Chinese manufacturers' and workers' own reflections and records, this book examines how these factories operated under the exclusionary vision of White Australia. Historian Peter Gibson uses previously untapped archival sources to investigate the local and international factors that boosted the industry, and the business and labour practices associated with factory operation. He explores the strategies employed in efforts to resist injustice, and the place of Chinese furniture factories within the contexts of Australian enterprise, work and consumerism more broadly. Made in Chinatown argues that Chinese Australian furniture manufacturers and their employees were far more adaptable, and the White Australia vision less pervasive, than most histories would suggest. - Publisher's description.
Subjects Furniture making
Cabinetmakers -- Australia -- History
Chinese -- Australia -- History
Cabinetmakers -- Australia
Chinese
Furniture industry and trade
Series China and the west in the modern world
Call number 2022.066
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