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y separately published work icon New Gold Mountain : The Diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, 1860-1861 single work   children's fiction   children's   historical fiction  
Alternative title: The Diary of Shu Cheong
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 New Gold Mountain : The Diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, 1860-1861
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'Lambing Flat, New South Wales, Australia was the focus of a gold-rush in the 1860s. ... Shu Cheong had set off (from China) on the arduous journey with his father and uncle hoping to bring back wealth for their village - but they had both died. Along with enduring the hardships of daily life Shu Cheong now carries the burden of guilt that he was not able to send his father's body home ... He begins a diary as an exercise of rather stilted self-expression; it ends as a vent for Shu Cheong's reactions against the events unfolding around him. For on the goldfields, he is caught up in a horror-story of escalating racial hatred.' (Source: Bookseller's website)

Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work has references to Chinese people.
  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains Chinese characters.

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Works about this Work

Chinese Heritage and Writing Chris Cheng , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Practically Primary , vol. 17 no. 3 2012; (p. 28-29)
The article presents the author's insights on the publication of his three Chinese historical fiction books. The author says that the creation of his second book The Melting Pot is led by the New Gold Mountain, which he thought that contains some incorrect information. He states that he offered a range of objects from within the museum, including coins and indenture certificates in the Seams of Gold.
[Review] New Gold Mountain [and] Outback : The Diary of Jimmy Porter Shirley Broadhurst , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 39)

— Review of New Gold Mountain : The Diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, 1860-1861 Chris Cheng , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Outback : The Diary of Jimmy Porter Christine Harris , 2005 single work children's fiction
New Gold Mountain Stella Lees , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 13 no. 4 2005; (p. 27)

— Review of New Gold Mountain : The Diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, 1860-1861 Chris Cheng , 2005 single work children's fiction
[Review] New Gold Mountain Annette Dale Meiklejohn , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , September vol. 20 no. 4 2005; (p. 33-34)

— Review of New Gold Mountain : The Diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, 1860-1861 Chris Cheng , 2005 single work children's fiction
[Review] New Gold Mountain Annette Dale Meiklejohn , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , September vol. 20 no. 4 2005; (p. 33-34)

— Review of New Gold Mountain : The Diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, 1860-1861 Chris Cheng , 2005 single work children's fiction
New Gold Mountain Stella Lees , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 13 no. 4 2005; (p. 27)

— Review of New Gold Mountain : The Diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, 1860-1861 Chris Cheng , 2005 single work children's fiction
[Review] New Gold Mountain [and] Outback : The Diary of Jimmy Porter Shirley Broadhurst , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 39)

— Review of New Gold Mountain : The Diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, 1860-1861 Chris Cheng , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Outback : The Diary of Jimmy Porter Christine Harris , 2005 single work children's fiction
Chinese Heritage and Writing Chris Cheng , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Practically Primary , vol. 17 no. 3 2012; (p. 28-29)
The article presents the author's insights on the publication of his three Chinese historical fiction books. The author says that the creation of his second book The Melting Pot is led by the New Gold Mountain, which he thought that contains some incorrect information. He states that he offered a range of objects from within the museum, including coins and indenture certificates in the Seams of Gold.
Last amended 27 Jan 2017 12:52:06
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  • Lambing Flat, Young, Cootamundra - Young - Harden area, Southeastern NSW, New South Wales,
  • 1860-1861
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