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y separately published work icon The Melting Pot : The Diary of Edward Chek Chee, Sydney, 1903-1904 single work   children's fiction   children's   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Melting Pot : The Diary of Edward Chek Chee, Sydney, 1903-1904
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'The year is 1901 and Australia is about to become its own country, forging a new identity independent of Great Britain, with its own governing body that unites the independent colonies as one nation. Melting Pot is the diary of Chek Chee, a Chinese boy living in Sydney's Chinese community; but for this boy life is unusually different. Not only are the Chinese about to suffer the threats and racism imposed by the new immigration policy, but also Chek Chee must face being an outsider amongst the Chinese as well, as his mother is a white Australian. Melting Pot is an exciting story that deals with the struggle between two cultures, family relations, treading the fine line between honesty and crime, and gang culture on the wharfs of Sydney.' (Source: Bookseller's website)

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  • 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] The Melting Pot Fran Knight , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 3 2007; (p. 21-22)

— Review of The Melting Pot : The Diary of Edward Chek Chee, Sydney, 1903-1904 Chris Cheng , 2007 single work children's fiction
[Review] The Melting Pot Lynne Babbage , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 22 no. 3 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of The Melting Pot : The Diary of Edward Chek Chee, Sydney, 1903-1904 Chris Cheng , 2007 single work children's fiction
[Review] The Melting Pot Lynne Babbage , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 22 no. 3 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of The Melting Pot : The Diary of Edward Chek Chee, Sydney, 1903-1904 Chris Cheng , 2007 single work children's fiction
[Review] The Melting Pot Fran Knight , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 3 2007; (p. 21-22)

— Review of The Melting Pot : The Diary of Edward Chek Chee, Sydney, 1903-1904 Chris Cheng , 2007 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.
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