Historically the Society has been one of the more important ? arguably the most important ? community organisations to be formed in and by the Chinese community in Australia during the Age of White Australia. As the first Chinese-Australian community organisation to be set up without the restricted membership that characterised traditional Chinese community organizations, the Society was the first modern Melbourne Chinese institution as already noted. As well as an important bearer of modern values of freedom and public participation, it was also an important agent in the construction of a modern Chinese identity in the context of White Australia.

Our collection

Melbourne's Kuo Min Tang Society (1904)

Society?s documentary, historical photographs and movable objects such as wooden suitcase, antiques cabinets, audio tapes, duplicate ink equipments and stamp, type and print blocks, banner and flags and old Gestetner machines

Themes: Building community life, Shaping cultural and creative life