In case you missed it, the Northern Daily Leader did a big story on “Our Chinese Past Inc” this weekend about their new project. In the coming weeks their team will post more stories on each of the museums involved, including McCrossin’s Mill Museum.
About “Our Chinese Past Inc“
Our Chinese Past Inc was formed in 2020 by a group of historians and genealogists – Juanita Kwok, Paul Macgregor, Gill Oxley, Malcolm Oakes and Kira Brown. We are a not-for-profit organisation which aims to conduct projects to support local museums in preserving, researching and promoting Chinese Australian heritage artefacts in their collections.Our first project, “Chinese temples heritage of New England North West region of New South Wales, Australia”, will photograph and digitise, translate and research the Chinese-language inscriptions on artefacts from the historical Chinese temples of Uralla, Tingha and Emmaville. These temples no longer exist, but almost 100 items from their contents are preserved at five museums in New England North West: Wing Hing Long Museum, McCrossin’s Mill Museum, Inverell Pioneer Village Museum, Green Valley Farm Museum and Emmaville Mining Museum. We will engage historical linguist Ely Finch to work with us on translation and research.This project has been funded under the NSW 2020 Small Grants Program for Local History and Archives, a funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government through the Heritage Council of NSW.
You can stay updated on the project via their Facebook page link www.facebook.com/ourchinesepast