Anti-Chinese movement [1 August 1861]

[Editor: An article about a public meeting held to oppose Chinese immigration into Australian (the meeting took place soon after the Lambing Flat riots). Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 August 1861.] Anti-Chinese movement. A Public Meeting for the purpose of considering the question of Chinese Immigration was held last evening, in the Lecture […]

Monster meeting [7 February 1861]

[Editor: An article about the Lambing Flat riots. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 February 1861.] Monster meeting. (From the Lambing Flat Miner, February 3.) It having become rumoured amongst the mining community on the Burrangong for some time past that the Chinese intended assembling on that gold-field, all armed, and in such numbers […]

Flight of the Chinese! From Lambing Flat [2 February 1861]

[Editor: An article about the Lambing Flat riots. Published in The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, 2 February 1861.] Flight of the Chinese! From Lambing Flat. We have been kindly favoured by a gentleman who has just returned from Lambing Flat with a copy of the “Prologue to the Miner,” from which we take […]

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 […]

The Banks of Wollombi [poem by Basil E. Kendall, 26 February 1861]

[Editor: A poem published in The Empire, 26 February 1861.] The Banks of Wollombi. An Australian Lyric, By Basil E. Kendall Some lovely tints are lingering yet Above the couch of pallid day, Where nature mourns with fond regret For all her treasures snatched away. The crimson brilliance shuns the lake, But trembles on the […]