Last Saturday we had a presentation by Pam Wong about Jan See Chin, her ancestor who had a remarkable career both in Australia and China.
Pam explained that Eastern Europeans weren't the only ones who changed their names on arrival in a new country. Jan See Chin's experiences relates to those many of our ancestors went through.
We didn't realize how much ethnic prejudice there was in Australia
Pam kept the audience engaged with cliffhangers.
Pam used the history of the place and unusual resources, such as museums and academic papers to tell her story, and included some backstory to help us understand better.
One of our classmates suggested that this could be adapted well as a story for young readers.