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Northern Links Conference 2020

It is with sadness that, due to a ban on public meetings of 100 persons in any one place, large restaurant gatherings and a rapidly changing national and international situation regarding the response to COVID-19 , CHINA INC has a duty of care to announce that we are unable to hold our conference in July 2020. 

At this stage we are unable to reschedule the conference until 2022. However, we are looking at creating ways that we can bring the CHINA INC community together this year via a digital platform. While the cancellation of the 2020 conference in Cairns is a great disappointment for all of us, this does now provide us with an exciting opportunity to explore a virtual alternative which you can attend from the safety and convenience of your own home. 

We will endeavour to keep everyone updated and will post updates as they come to hand.


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Chinese Heritage in Northern Australia (CHINA Inc) is a not-for-profit association committed to promoting research and study into the Chinese Australian experience in northern Australia.  It encourages the proper recording of Chinese Australian history and heritage.

The Chinese have made contact with northern Australia for several centuries, starting with sporadic visits by traders and fishermen and culminating in the large scale immigration of workers, miners, agriculturalists and business people during the 19th century. Indeed, there has been a long history of cultural diversity (which includes other peoples from the Asia Pacific region) and this, combined with the vast landscapes, tropical climate, and remote frontier conditions, created in northern Australia a dynamic social environment that was in many ways unique.

One of the key activities of CHINA Inc is the hosting of a biennial Northern Links Conference, far north Queensland.  This ‘no fuss’ event brings together people from many disciplines – including history, archaeology, heritage management, law, literature, linguistics, art, and library science.  Another activity is publishing a collection of selected articles based on papers presented at the CHINA Inc conference.  CHINA Inc also provides a link to people undertaking genealogical research on Chinese Australian families. 

Enquiries can be emailed to: china_nth@yahoo.com.au


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