Middle Kingdoms - Wan Wah, Forbes NSW

Photographer's Name
Jasmine Poole

From the series 'Middle Kingdoms', an exploration of Chinese restaurants and their owners in regional and rural NSW. Over the past 50 years, the Chinese restaurant has become a notable part of Australian culture, representing immigrant histories and cultural exchange at a time when Australia was a very different place. These kingdoms, scattered across NSW, symbolise more than just a place to have a meal. For many migrants they were a life changing opportunity enabling a journey to belonging, shaping the Australian landscape as we know it today. 

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