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Choo, Christine

  • Occupation Historian


Christine Choo, a historian, qualified social worker, social researcher and a migrant from Asia, has published widely in race and gender issues. She is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia and is involved in a number of community based projects. Christine’s current (2008) research interests are Western Australian history, particularly of women and minority ethnic groups; Aboriginal-Asian connections in Australia; Life Writing and personal family history. Her PhD in History entitled Aboriginal Women on Catholic Missions in the Kimberley, Western Australia, 1900-1950, published as Mission Girls (2001), received the inaugural Margaret Metcalf award in 2003 for excellence in the use and application of archival materials from the State Records Office of Western Australia. In 1990 Christine was the recipient of the Archbishop Goody Award to explore the integration of Christianity in the lives of Aboriginal people in the Kimberley. Aboriginal Child Poverty, written under the auspices of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Secretariat of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Care ( SNAICC), was published in 1990. Christine co-edited History and Native Title a volume of Studies in Western Australian History in 2003. She has also published refereed journal articles, book chapters and book reviews.

Published resources

  • Book
    • The Black Grapevine: Aboriginal Activism and the Stolen Generations, Briskman, Linda, 2003
    • Mission girls: Aboriginal women on Catholic missions in the Kimberley, Western Australia 1900-1950, Choo, Christine, 2001
  • Book Section
    • Aboriginal womens lives: implications for Australian historiography, Choo, Christine, 1993
  • Resource

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