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    The first Chinese to come to New South Wales did so to work, as carpenters, cooks and rural labourers, during the first half of the 19th century.

    During the goldrushes of the 1850s, 1860s and 1870s, Chinese worked as miners, but also established businesses that supported goldfields settlements, such as general stores, boarding houses and cookshops.

    Many Chinese found work in the production and sale of fruits and vegetables, during the goldrushes and after, as market gardeners, hawkers, storekeepers and wholesalers.

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  1. CHINESE FISHERMEN.
    Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier (NSW : 1872 - 1881) Saturday 30 May 1874 p 16 Article Illustrated
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  2. Early Morning—Belmore Market.
    Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier (NSW : 1872 - 1881) Saturday 21 December 1878 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: FEW people can understand how busy a scene is to be witnessed on a morning between the hours of four and six o'clock at the Belmore Market. At that t ... 398 words
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  3. SYDNEY FOOD SUPPLY.
    Illustrated Sydney News (NSW : 1881 - 1894) Saturday 2 August 1884 p 12 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: 1 —A CHINESE MARKET GARDEN. 2.—OUR GREENGROCERY MAN. 3.—STARTING FOR SYDNEY. 4.—AT THE CRNTRAL MARKET. 5.—BBLMORK MARKETS. 6.—LANDING VEGETABLES FROM ... 40 words
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  4. CHINESE LIFE IN SYDNEY.
    Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier (NSW : 1872 - 1881) Saturday 12 June 1880 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: 1. NEW ARRIVALS AT CIRCULAR QUAY. 2. CHAIR-MAKING IN GEORGE STREET. 3. GARDENING AT BOTANY 4. CHINESE VEGETABLE SELLER. 5. POLICE RAID ON A CHINESE G ... 34 words
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  5. Three Chinese farm workers with harvested tobacco, Tumut Region?, New South Wales, ca. 1885 / Charles Kerry
    Kerry, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1858-1928
    [ Photograph : 1880-1900 ]
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    Three Chinese farm workers with harvested tobacco, Tumut Region?, New South Wales, ca. 1885 / Charles Kerry
  6. Chinese Market Gardener at Ralph Snowball's residence, Clarence Road, New Lambton, NSW, September 1886
    Cultural Collections
    [ Photograph : 1886 ]
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    Chinese Market Gardener at Ralph Snowball's residence, Clarence Road, New Lambton, NSW, September 1886
  7. Chinese vegetable vendor, Sydney
    Star Photo Co
    [ Photograph : 1880-1920 ]
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    Chinese vegetable vendor, Sydney
  8. Chinese gardener carrying two watering cans on yoke
    [ Photograph : 1890-1899 ]
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    Chinese gardener carrying two watering cans on yoke
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  10. Chinese farmers ploughing and planting at Kiandra
    [ Photograph : 1900 ]
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    Chinese farmers ploughing and planting at Kiandra
  11. Chop, Chinese
    [ Object : 1900 ]
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    Chop, Chinese
  12. Jimmy War Sing, Chinese market gardener, Katoomba c.1900
    Blue Mountains Local Studies
    [ Photograph : 1900 ]
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    Jimmy War Sing, Chinese market gardener, Katoomba c.1900
  13. Trucks built for Tong Sing & Co., Chinese market gardener, by J E Neasby of Aberdeen. Advertising photograph - Muswellbrook, NSW
    [ Photograph : 1925 ]
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    Trucks built for Tong Sing & Co., Chinese market gardener, by J E Neasby of Aberdeen. Advertising photograph - Muswellbrook, NSW
  14. Chinese gardener on "Toorale" with cauliflower - Bourke, NSW
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    Chinese gardener on "Toorale" with cauliflower - Bourke, NSW
  15. CARROTS FOR THE SYDNEY MARKET.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 3 October 1938 p 5 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Chinese gardeners at Windsor scrubbing bunch vegetables before sending them to market. 19 words
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