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Liu Jo Wei

A Chinese Boy on the Goldfields

Yvonne Horsfield Garth Horsfield

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Shawline Publishing Group
20 November 2023
LIU JO WEI IS A TRUE TALE based upon the experiences of a young, motherless Chinese boy who arrived with his father at the goldfields of Little Bendigo, Ballarat in 1901. He looked very different, spoke no English, wore strange clothes and had a weird hairstyle. Coming to live in a very strange, foreign land far from his home village in China meant life for Liu Jo became very difficult... This is his story!
Illustrated by:   Garth Horsfield
Imprint:   Shawline Publishing Group
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781922851413
ISBN 10:   1922851418
Pages:   44
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Yvonne is a retired school teacher with specialised experience working at Sovereign Hill and the Art Gallery of Ballarat as an Education Officer over the past 22 years. She has recently completed a Ph.D. to research her Chinese connections with the Tong Way family, covering four generations of their life in Ballarat. The story is about her uncle Joe who came here from China as a child and it tells of his many difficulties settling into his new life and provides young readers with understanding and insights into the struggle for acceptance when faced with being so different.

Reviews for Liu Jo Wei: A Chinese Boy on the Goldfields

"""A fascinating historical account of a young boy's difficulty and hardship. Showcases triumph over adversity with a happy ending for all..."" Peter Indie Book Reviewer"

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