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More than a Chinese Teacher

More than a Chinese Teacher

Written by Christopher Cheng Since the emergence of local born Chinese (ABCs) in Australia, one of the biggest concerns of their parents was how to pass on the ancestral language and culture to the next generation. Where possible, children were brought back to China...

Lit Sung Goong Drum Conservation

Lit Sung Goong Drum Conservation

OBJECT - T236  Temple Drum, Lit Sung Goong Collection This  wooden drum and detached pig skin was salvaged with other important objects from the Cairns Lit Sung Goong temple in Grafton Street by the Chinese community after the building was sold in 1966. Conservation...

Completion of Lit Sung Gong Lion Mask Preservation

Completion of Lit Sung Gong Lion Mask Preservation

OBJECT T146- Ceremonial Lion Mask, Lit Sung Goong Collection After more than a year away receiving vital conservation treatment, CADCAI's oldest surviving Lion mask has been returned in a happier and stabilised condition. CADCAI is grateful to the COPLAND FOUNDATION...

Lion Tales Project

Lion Tales Project

Lion Tales is a CADCAI art project generously funded by the Flying Arts Regional Alliance to repair, restore and give new life to a set six old Chinese lions which had been used for community performances over many years. To celebrate Chinese New year 2022, an...

Lit Sung Goong Lion Mask Preservation

Lit Sung Goong Lion Mask Preservation

In 2020 CADCAI was grateful to receive a generous grant from the Copeland Foundation to restore our oldest surviving lion mask. The mask is part of the nationally significant Cairns Lit Sung Goong Collection and is the oldest surviving performance lion used by the...

Year of the Ox 2021

Year of the Ox 2021

Happy new year! Xinnian Kuaile! It’s time to bid farewell to the Rat and welcome the Chinese New Year of the Metal Ox, or Spring Festival as it known in China Due to Covid-19, the Cairns Chinese New year Festival will be a bit different this year. The much loved...

The Dragon Herald

The Dragon Herald

The CADCAI newsletter has a new name and a new look. In this newest editon of the Dragon Herald you will find a message from President Mel Kingsley; read about the gift of medical equipment from the Cairns Chinese community, the celebration of Dragon Boat Festival -...

Remembering Andrew Leon 1840-1920

Remembering Andrew Leon 1840-1920

CADCAI is a proud supporter of the Hap Wah Project which recently erected a memorial headstone on the previously unmarked grave of Andrew Leon and Mary Leon at Cairns Cemetery. The unofficial unveiling of the headstone on 27 June 2020 celebrated the 100th anniversary...

Two Worlds Exhibtion

Two Worlds Exhibtion

This collaborative community exhibition features family photographs, objects and stories from Chinese Australians growing up in Cairns from World War to the 1960s.  If you didnt get to see it during Chinese New Year,  good news is that it is on display at Cairns...

Connecting Ancient Cultures

Connecting Ancient Cultures

A highlight of this year's 2020 Year of the Rat Festival was Connecting Ancient Cultures, a collaborative orignal dance performance by CADCAI's senior lion troupe and our local Minjal Indigenous Dancers. The performance celebrated the unique links forged between...

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