There has been considerable growth over the past 20 years in migration from Asia. Chinese-Australians have been a part of this growth. In many respects, though, the stories of Asian Australians have not been told. However in the streets of Box Hill – a suburb in Melbourne’s east with one of the highest concentrations of Chinese-born residents in Australia – we can sense an emerging pride.
In this narrative, author Julie Szego trains the lens on this vibrant neighbourhood, exploring how it became an attractive destination for Chinese Australians and why it continues to provide a comfortable bridge from their arrival into the broader community.