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October 2020

Off the Beaten Track in Hebei Province

October 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Members only

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Committee meeting

October 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Committee members only

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February 2021

Chinese New Year Dinner

12 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chinese New Year Dinner For more details, email acfsevent@gmail.com  

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Committee Meeting

17 February @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

For committee members

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Lantern Festival

27 February @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Festival is the last event in the celebration of Chinese New Year. It will be celebrated in the Canberra Beijing Garden, Yarralumla from 6 -8.30pm on Saturday 27 September. The area is decorated with Chinese lanterns, party and fairy lights. The celebration includes performances by the ANU Chinese Classical Music Ensemble, various ACT Chinese children and adult dance groups,  martial arts displays and a lion dance performance. In addition, there is a hand-made lantern competition. The evening ends with…

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April 2021

Gregory Baines talks about his book – Nail House

14 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Canberra author Gregory Baines talks about his book, a novella set in modern China against the background of massive urban and cultural change, and the challenges of corruption - both domestic and foreign. Lindon, an Australian project manager with a failed marriage behind him, is lured to China with the promise of a lucrative alary. His task: to solve the problem of a ‘Nail House’, the home of a stubborn old man who refuses to relocate, even as the bulldozers…

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May 2021

Film Night – Ochre and Ink; and Robert Fortune the Tea Thief

13 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Cross Club Jamison

Members only event OCHRE AND INK, 2011, 27 mins Tells the extraordinary story of artist Zhou Xiaoping and his inspiring 23 year collaboration with Indigenous artists in the Maningrida area in the heart of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. A film by James Bradley, with co-producer Rachel Clements. ROBERT FORTUNE THE TEA THIEF, 2002, 52 min Behind the story of a simple cup of tea is a tale of espionage and intrigue captured in a documentary by Melbourne filmmaker Diane Perelsztein.…

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June 2021

Yum Cha lunch @ Yum Cha CBD

20 June @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sunday 20 June 12 noon. Members and their guests only. A yum cha lunch at 12 noon at Yum Cha @ CBD, West Row, Canberra City Cost $30 per person.  Bookings at acfsevent@gmail.com by 16 June.

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August 2021

Talk by Robert Macklin

3 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Talk by author Robert Macklin Our function for August will be a talk by Robert Macklin about his book Dragon and Kangaroo. The Dragon and the Kangaroo is the fascinating story of the Chinese presence in and influence on this country - our intertwined history from colonial times to today. Chinese 'presence' in Australia extends from well before the time of Captain Cook - trading with northern Australia long before Europeans came here - right through to the present day,…

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September 2021

Hidden Treasures: The First Chinese – a walk in Queanbeyan

19 September @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hidden treasures: The First Chinese − a Walk in Queanbeyan Sunday 19 September 2021 Tour information The tour will cover the fascinating story of one of this area’s earliest migrant populations, and visit some associated heritage sites. Access to skilled and reliable labour was a problem in early New South Wales, and particularly so after convict transportation ended in 1840.  A plan to contract Chinese mechanics and labourers was proposed as early as 1837.  Some of those from the Canberra area that backed the…

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