Celebrating 50 years

Celebrating 50 years

  “Celebrating 50 years of Chinese herbalism with a dose of Aussie humour Former president of CADCAI Ken Wong celebrates his golden jubilee as a Chinese herbalist in Cairns this year. WONG King Shiu (黄競軺), commonly known today as Kenny or Ken, arrived in Cairns...
More than a Chinese Teacher

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...
Lit Sung Goong Drum Conservation

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...
Completion of Lit Sung Gong Lion Mask Preservation

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...
Lion Tales Project

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...
Lit Sung Goong Lion Mask Preservation

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...