Chinatown, Darwin

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The Australian city of Darwin was once home to a Chinatown when "... 186 Chinese workers arrived in 1874 by ship from Singapore, right up until World War 2."[1] In Darwin, the Chinese faced racial discrimination much more compared to the rest of Australia. Darwin's Chinatown was described as "... an unsightly slum, where cramped unhygenic living conditions endangered public health." These reports were further used "... to order the demolition of several dwellings in Chinatown in 1913."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tseen Khoo. "Banana bending: Asian-Australian and Asian-Canadian literatures". 
  2. ^ Regina Ganter, Julia Martínez. "Mixed relations: narratives of Asian/Aboriginal contact in North Australia".