Secondhand. Good condition with wear to book corners. Light foxing to half title page.
All over the world, emigrant Chinese provided labour for the development of European colonies. Drawn from their homeland by the lure of higher wages or driven out by famine and war, Chinese travelled to places many Europeans would not go to do work Europeans would not do.
After Federation, Australia slammed the door on these guest workers and history forgot about their role in opening up the country. But memories persist, and few who remember the first half of the 20th Century fail to recall those Chinese who remained, living quietly on the periphery of their world.