My Australian Story: Melting Pot

My Australian Story: Melting Pot

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W Christopher Cheng
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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 wharves of Sydney.