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              Starch Work Done by Experts: Chinese Laundries in Aotearoa New Zealand
                 

              Starch Work Done by Experts: Chinese Laundries in Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Boileau, Joanna

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              Chinese laundries first opened in the 1880s and were an integral part of New Zealand's social fabric until at least the 1950s. How did they develop in towns from Southland to the far north before slowly disappearing after the 1940s? Who ran them and how did they fit into their co...mmunities? Starch Work by Experts: Chinese Laundries in Aotearoa New Zealand tells the story of the laundrymen, their families and customers. Hand laundries were one of four main occupations for early Chinese settlers, along with mining, market gardening and storekeeping. They provided a low-cost stepping stone to a new life through hard work, skill and long hours. This book counters the stereotype of Chinese laundry work as menial and unskilled. While Chinese laundries were humble establishments, Chinese laundrymen (and women) were experts in starching, particularly men's shirts and detachable collars. Blending documentary research, personal stories and fascinating images, Starch Work by Experts goes beyond the grille to step inside the world of steaming coppers, hissing irons and perfectly starched collars.
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              ISBN 9780473457747
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Miscellaneous
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Parnell Baths: A Jewel in Auckland's Crown
               

              Parnell Baths: A Jewel in Auckland's Crown (Paperback)

              By Boileau, Joanna; Monk, Sue

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              ISBN 9780473315535
              Published NZ 28 May 2015
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand: Gardens of Prosperity
                

              Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand: Gardens of Prosperity (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)

              By Boileau, Joanna

              • RRP: $255.50
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              This book offers a fresh perspective on the Chinese diaspora. It is about the mobilisation of knowledge across time and space, exploring the history of Chinese market gardening in Australia and New Zealand. It enlarges our understanding of processes of technological change and hu...man mobility, highlighting the mobility of migrants as an essential element in the mobility and adaptation of technologies. Truly multidisciplinary, Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand incorporates elements of economic, agricultural, social, cultural and environmental history, along with archaeology, to document how Chinese market gardeners from subtropical southern China adapted their horticultural techniques and technologies to novel environments and the demands of European consumers. It shows that they made a significant contribution to the economies of Australia and New Zealand, developing flexible strategies to cope with the vagaries of climate and changing business and social environments which were often hostile towards Asian immigrants. Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand will appeal to students and scholars in the fields of the Chinese diaspora, in particular the history of the Chinese in Australasia; the history of technology; horticultural and garden history; and environmental history, as well as Asian studies more generally.
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              ISBN 9783319847658
              Released NZ 3 Aug 2018
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
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              Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand: Gardens of Prosperity
                 

              Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand: Gardens of Prosperity (Hardback, 1st ed. 2017)

              By Boileau, Joanna

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              "This book offers a fresh perspective on the Chinese diaspora. It is about the mobilisation of knowledge across time and space, exploring the history of Chinese market gardening in Australia and New Zealand. It enlarges our understanding of processes of technological change and h...uman mobility, highlighting the mobility of migrants as an essential element in the mobility and adaptation of technologies ... [It] incorporates elements of economic, agricultural, social, cultural and environmental history, along with archaeology, to document how Chinese market gardeners from subtropical southern China adapted their horticultural techniques and technologies to novel environments and the demands of European consumers. It shows that they made a significant contribution to the economies of Australia and New Zealand, developing flexible strategies to cope with the vagaries of climate and changing business and social environments which were often hostile towards Asian immigrants"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9783319518701
              Released NZ 26 Aug 2017
              Publisher Springer International Publish
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
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