4 June 2008

PODCAST - Anti-Chinese Riots in Brisbane 1888 (SBS)

SBS radio package on the 1888 anti-Chinese riots


Members of Brisbane's Chinese community are trying to erect a memorial to a violent anti-Chinese riot in the city 120 years ago.

Newspaper reports at the time reported 2000 people in four hours destroyed every Chinese business in central Brisbane.

The riot came just weeks before an intercolonial conference in June 1888.

Its purpose was to consider the so-called "Chinese question" and it laid the foundations of the White Australia policy.

Brisbane correspondent Stefan Armbruster with this report.

==> Podcast found HERE.