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September 2021

Hidden Treasures: The First Chinese – a walk in Queanbeyan – Deferred

September 19, 2021 @ 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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November 2021

Panda Competition – Closing date

November 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Talk by Professor Jocelyn Chey

November 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Professor Chey is one of Australia’s preeminent Sinologists. In a remarkable career, she moved seamlessly back and forth between academia, the public service, and the private sector. The title of her talk is “Both sides of the wall: stories from a lifetime’s engagement with China.” She will describe studying Chinese in 1950s Sydney and her subsequent career as a prominent academic and as a senior Australian diplomat (Cultural Counsellor in Beijing 1975-8; Senior Trade Commissioner in Beijing 1985-88; and Consul-General…

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December 2021

Christmas Dinner

December 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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February 2022

Chinese New Year Dinner

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

More details to be provided closer to the date.

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Lantern making workshop – Cancelled

6 February @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cancelled due to Covid

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Lantern Festival -Cancelled

12 February @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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March 2022

ACFS AGM

15 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The AGM is on 15 March at 7pm at Golden King in Woden

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April 2022

Film night – Someone to talk to

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

ACFS Film Night At 7.30pm on Wednesday 27 April 2022 the Australia China Friendship Society (www.acfs.org.au) will screen the 2016 drama “Someone to talk to” in the Catchpoles Room, Southern Cross Club Jamison. The film examines loneliness and alienation in contemporary Chinese society and our desire/need to find a soulmate. The dialogue is in Mandarin with English sub-titles. Visitors welcome, $2 donation at the door.    

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June 2022

Chinese Heritage Walk

5 June @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chinese Heritage Walk The Chinese Heritage walk in Queanbeyan, scheduled for last September, will be held on Sunday 5 June. The walk will be in the morning, followed by lunch (details of lunch later). The walk will be a roughly 2 hour mostly urban walk of about 3.5km, with some hilly parts and unpaved sections in a cemetery If you are interested in coming on the walk and/or the lunch would you email acfsevent@gmail.com by 18 May. The cost will be a donation of…

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