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New Gold Mountain: Yoson An and Corrie Chen on bringing their heritage to Chinese miners TV series

A little-known part of 150-year-old Australian history is finally getting its due in a four-part drama.The gold rush western is a beloved screen genre.From Charlie Chaplin’s starving fool to the grizzled frontier of Deadwood, the heady mix of fortune and violence has been irresistible to storytellers.But one story that’s been absent on screen until this week is that of the Chinese miners during the Victorian gold rush — some 24,000 Chinese people digging for a new life across the gold…


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