With the advent of the new millenium, it was felt that
the opportunity could not be missed to document, for the first time,
the contribution me over the last half century by the Chinese community
Considering there was practically no pre-existing information on
the history and settlement the Chinese community locally, this work
is of great significance.
Multilingual researchers were trained to interview community members
and record people's experiences for this book. The project provided
an opportunity for the older generation to share experiences of
settling in a strange country. It helps promote better understanding
of Chinese culture in the local population, both for non-Chinese
individuals and for the younger Chinese generation.
Now the text and images from the book are brought to a wider audience
through the iRespect web site. In addition iRespect adds lesson
plans for use at KS2 and KS3.