Chinese Australian Hometown Heritage Tour 2017

In March 2017 Sophie Couchman and I hosted our first Chinese Australian Hometown Heritage Tour to Guangdong and Hong Kong.

I started my trip with a couple of days in Zhuhai before heading to Hong Kong to meet the tour.


  1. Paul King says:

    Interesting trip! Where can I find out about future heritage tours?

    My father was born in Zhuhai before China became a republic. After completing his studies in Hong Kong, he emigrated to South Africa in 1929 (where I was born).

    Before my father died in 2007, he wrote down a brief history of our Kuan (官) family and family tree and also pin-pointed the approximate location of his ancestral village on a map of Zhuhai.

    I would be interested in finding out if there is anything left of our ancestral village and if any family still live in the area.

  2. Terry Young says:

    This trip is highly recommended for anyone interested in learning about the Chinese-Australian journey of migration from Southern China. I participated on this trip in 2017.

    Kate is a powerhouse of knowledge about China, migration stories and Chinese culture and it’s people. She is a great source of advice for family history research.

    If you have the chance to join a trip, I would advise that you do as much of the recommended reading as possible to make the most out of the tour.

    My only complaint is that I ate too much of the great food that was on offer whilst travelling.

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