The Chinese and the diggers at the Rocky River [letter to the editor, 3 August 1861]

[Editor: A letter from a miner, regarding problems between European and Chinese miners at the Rocky River goldfield. Published in The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, 3 August 1861.] The Chinese and the diggers at the Rocky River. To the Editors of the Maitland Mercury. Gentlemen — As you have copied a correspondence […]

John Chinaman’s Marriage [song by Charles Thatcher, 1857]

[Editor: This song by Charles Thatcher was published in Thatcher’s Colonial Songster, 1857.] John Chinaman’s Marriage. A New Original Song by Thatcher, as sung by him for 400 nights. “Tune — “County Gaol.” Good people all give ear, I pray, To what I am about to say; About a Chinese chap, Ching Chong, I’m going […]

Chinese Immigration [song by Charles Thatcher, 1857]

[Editor: This song by Charles Thatcher was published in Thatcher’s Colonial Songster, 1857.] Chinese Immigration. Original Song — Written and Sung by Mr. C. R. Thatcher. “Tune — Dicky Birds.” You doubtless read the papers, And as men of observation, Of course you watch the progress Of Chinese immigration — For thousands of these pigtail […]