Banner image: Illegal immigrants -- Chinese miners -- who were working at the Wooloogorang copper mines crossed on foot from the colony of South Australia (its Northern Territory) into Queensland without permission, looking for work. The mounted border patrol police rounded them up and marched them to the nearest court house at Burketown where they are seen here during a meal break.They squat as the local aborigines did to have a feed. They were arraigned to appear at Normanton District Court and here their story ends for the time being ... The photo story was published in the Queenslander 27 October 1900, p. 876 and in the North Queensland Register 22 Oct 1900 p.26

These stories about coloured migrants in Australia will have a companion genealogy site:

If your Asian/Pacific islander/Syrian ancestor worked in Western Australia, the Northern Territory or Queensland between 1860 and 1960

and applied to return after visiting his people, go to 

from Lunar New Year 2019. Other states will be added later.

You'll be able to view a front thumbnail portrait and details for free 

A paid subscription is available for more detailed photos and reports 

To see how it works, hover your mouse over these sample portraits... 

sample Queensland and Northern Territory coloureds

sample Victorian coloureds

sample NSW coloureds 

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