Public Lecture: Trash or Treasure

There is a growing recognition of the value of family history in fleshing out our collective historical memory.

In this presentation Kira Brown, a 5th generation Chinese-Australian, considers the role of this ephemera in Australian history. She does so through the lens of the collection of one family in Central West New South Wales whose collection enriches our understanding of the significant role played by the Chinese in the regions in which they lived, in this instance the Tingha region in northern NSW.

Kira will discuss that we are at risk of losing important historical material due to the difficulties in assessing the value of inherited objects, especially those from non-Anglo communities disconnected by language and culture. It highlights the need to establish broader links between academic historians and the communities in which they research.

Trash or Treasure: reconnecting our past will be held on Thursday 9th November, refreshments from 5.15pm, talk at 5.30pm.

Bookings are essential via museum@orange.nsw.gov.au or 02 63938444

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