火和水 Fire and Water – An exhibition of Chinese community in WA
火和水 Fire and Water is the second part of a photographic series exploring the rich stories of Chinese community and its people in Western Australia.
In 2020, the Chung Wah Association celebrated the 110th anniversary of its official registration and longstanding role at the heart of the Chinese community in WA.
Restricted Entry, an exhibition shown at the WA Maritime Museum in 2019, highlighted the early history of the Chinese community in WA. The first documented Chinese person landed in WA in October 1829, four months after settlement in Fremantle. As indentured labourers and market gardeners, the contribution of Chinese Western Australians was significant, in the face of harsh immigration laws, racism and exclusion.
Explore the rich heritage of Chinese culture and people and their contribution to WA community in this compelling photographic exhibition.
Presented by the Chung Wah Association and Nella Fitzgerald Events