Last year, as part of the Centenary of Anzac, Melbourne's Chinese Museum produced an innovative exhibition on the role of Australia's Chinese community in the Anzac story of WW1.The re-discovery of these stories provides a great opportunity to expand awareness of a fuller story of Australia's diggers and an opportunity to expand awareness of Australia's Anzac story to our Chinese-Australian community.
Trooper Billy Sing and Lemnos
|The famous sniper of Gallipoli, Queenslander Billy Sing.|
A number of resources are now available.
Chinese Anzac's Booklet
The Australian War Memorial and Australian Department of Veterans Affairs has produced a 43 page booklet and CD with the involvement of the History Teachers Association of Victoria that are available for purchase from the AWM bookshop. The booklet includes detailed biographies of the following Chinese Australian Anzacs -The Kong Meng brothers, Benjamin Moy Ling, Hunter Poon, Samuel Tong-Way, The Langtip brothers, Richard Wong, Thomas Hughes, William Ah Chow and Billy Sin.
The booklet can be downloaded by following this link.
Chinese Anzac's Education Resource
Melbourne's Chinese Museum and the History Teachers Association of Victoria with the support of the Australian Department of Veterans affairs has released an educational resources booklet - which includes biographies of some of Australia's Chinese Anzac's. The stories detail the life and services of a number of Anzacs -Benjamin Moy Ling, Caleb James Shang, Richard Wesley Wong, Samuel Tong-Way, The Langtip Brothers, Billy Sing, Hunter Poon and Thomas William ‘Bill’ Ah Chow.
You can download this by following this link.
We hope you find these resources useful.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee